I plan to build a telecaster with a humbucker at the neck and a single coil at the bridge. I have just started to get into wiring and I have found that one does not simply wire both a humbucker and a single coil in the same guitar. Here is what I think I know:
1) The humbucker will (also because I use it at the neck) sound louder.
2) The humbucker will need a 500k tone pot to make it more bright, while the single coil will need a 250k pot to cut some treble.
3) And then in a book I have it says: "The most common such mistake is to combine a high output humbucking bridge pickup with a clean vintage-style single-coil neck pickup, wired normally, i.e. in parallel and in phase. The resulting impedance mismatch means that the higher impedance bridge pickup will be drained by the lower impedance neck pickup, resulting in very little difference between the combined pickups and the neck pickup on its own."
Could anyone explain this a little more, or correct me if im wrong? And do you know how I solve this so both the combined and individual pickups sound good, and without too much diference in volume?
I have also found that in the SD wiring diagrams, they show the wiring exactly as if it had just been two single coils:/ They don't even tell which pots to use. I will probably send them an email if this post doesn't clear things up for me
Thanks for any help