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    Default 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    Do they make pots like this? Normally, youre supposed to use a 250k pot for single coils and 500k for humbuckers. So when you split the coil dont you want a 250k pot for the split coil?

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    Well, you're not "supposed" to use any particular pot value. However, by convention, you are correct. But ultimately it is your individual choice. Going to a 250k pot when you split is possible, but not usually necessary. I believe it would take a 3P2T switch to do it.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    so it would sound ok to use a 500k pot with a split Iommi hb?

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    probably yes

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    Yes. Certainly it depends on your unique taste in tone.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    Or you could try the Iommi in humbucking mode with a 250K.
    It might sound fine.
    I just put a 250K pot in my RR5 to thicken up the JBJ I have in it.

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    Im gonna go with 500k pot. Ive read about people going with 1M pot with iommi pups, so Im thinking 500k should be ok in sc mode.

    I am putting it in the neck position of explorer clone

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    I dont know what the Iommi pup sounds like to be honest, but in my own neck pickups I always turn the tone down anyway - I prefer a creamier tone from them so, a 250K would probably be fine there.

    In my own experience though, any time Ive added coil splits to any guitars Ive NEVER used them, so, if youre anything like me, it ultimately wont matter how it sounds split.

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    Its fairly easy to do with a push-pull pot, or any DPDT switch. Just wire a 500k resistor to be added in parallel with the 500k volume pot when you go to split mode.

    On the other hand, I prefer the sound of the 500k pot with a split humbucker just to compensate for the humbuckers not-quite-perfect single-coil mode.

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    Default Re: 500k Pot With 250k For Coil Split

    yup, I normally dont care for coil splits. Supposedly, the Iommi pup when split has a p90 flavor. thats why Im gonna try it.

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