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    Default Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    Let's suppose you have a three-coil-spot in a guitar. What would you do?

    Three equal coils in series? Three progressively louder coils? sort of like single, 59, to Hybrid 59/Custom????

    Blade plus a single...like maybe a Dimebucker plus a single coil to switch it down a notch with an a2p coil or such?

    Strat style, all in one spot? With super 7 switching? Single, bucker, and quack all from one locaiton?

    What would you do? How would you wire it?
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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    I had to dig into my way-back machine. The Trifecta:

    (I know you meant this as a serious question, but I couldn't help myself.)
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    P-Rails and Hot Rails.
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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    I'd divide the pickup into two sections other. Section A would include the front coil (coil 1). Section B would include the middle coil (coil 2) and the rear coil (coil 3) in series with each other.

    One two-way switch would allow you to run sections A and B either in series or in parallel.

    One "master" three-way switch would allow you to choose between A alone, A+B, or B alone.

    Another three-way switch would allow you to orient the coils in section B in different ways. With this switch, you choose coil 2 alone, 2+3 in series, or coil 3 alone.

    So, with the master switch in the front position, all you'd get would be coil one, the front pickup. With the master switch in the back position, all you'd get would be whatever orientation you have set for coils 2 and 3, using the other three-way switch. Put the master switch in the middle, and you get sections A and B in parallel with each other. Flip the master series/parallel switch, and you get sections A and B in series.

    So you get the following combinations:

    1. coil 1 alone
    2. coil 1 in parallel with coil 2
    3. coil 1 in parallel with coil 3
    4. coil 1 in parallel with coils 2+3 (in series with each other)
    5. coil 2 alone
    6. coil 3 alone
    7. coils 2+3 only (in series with each other)
    8. coil 1 in series with coil 2
    9. coil 1 in series with coil 3
    10. coil 1 in series with coils 2+3 (in series with each other)

    Controls would be V/T/T. Master volume, tone for section A, and tone for section B.
    All three coils would be individually adjustable Strat-style pickups.
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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    What kind of magnet setup do you have there with the three coils?

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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    The Ibanez ATK basses have that, and what they do is a 3 way switch with:

    1) Two coils in series
    2) Two coils in Parallel
    3) Single coil with a dummy coil.

    Those basses sound kick ass btw.

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    You mean like this?
    http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ib...-tr-43158.html
    http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/540P-TC

    Looks like Ibby put a humbucker in there with an added single coil closer to the neck.

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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    Hamer used to do that, and it was just a humbucker next to a single. There used to be pickup called the motherbucker that was 3 coils all the same pickup. Not sure how they got it hum cancelling since you'd think the 3rd would throw it off, I guess it was a balancing act in the design.

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    Reminds me of the old Alvarez Tri-Force.
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    Exactly guys - I was looking at this:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/300700123816...ht_1373wt_1118


    By the way - not getting it. Just a cool idea. Orpheo away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by toneseeker View Post
    You mean like this?
    http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ib...-tr-43158.html
    http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/540P-TC

    Looks like Ibby put a humbucker in there with an added single coil closer to the neck.
    I think Frank Falbo had one of these with Parallel Axis's in it. It should be found on the "Show your Ibanez" thread.
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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    I would want three matched coils and the middle coil would need to have its phase reversed on the switch. Otherwise you could have a stacked single coil in the middle to complete the humbucking circuit for the two outer coils. Or a mini humbucker in the middle to complete the circuit for the outer coils, something like six rails.
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    I dont know about all the fancy options, but one Invader coil with the big slugs, one X2N coil with the big rail and one Custom coil. All with the Invader's mag setup.

    That would probably be pretty METAL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varg View Post
    I dont know about all the fancy options, but one Invader coil with the big slugs, one X2N coil with the big rail and one Custom coil. All with the Invader's mag setup.

    That would probably be pretty METAL!
    And put the through a Blackouts Pre-Amp...
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    I'd LOVE to have that.
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    Default Re: Triple-Bucker? (Three coils...)

    Didn't Mighty Mite make a three coil motherbucker once upon a time?

    There's also the new Fender Marauder, the wiring scheme sounds pretty good.
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    I think Frank Falbo had one of these with Parallel Axis's in it. It should be found on the "Show your Ibanez" thread.
    I think it was Zakk Speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashurbanipal View Post
    I think it was Zakk Speed.
    Oh yes you're right, my mistake, it was Zakk Speed's indeed. Here is what we were talking about.


    Here is what Frank has. This is what I got confused. Pretty sick as well.
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    That's cool!!

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