Hey y'all! Hello from the Internet cafe!
I had my Duncan Distortion wax potted because it squealed like a pig and when I got it back, the screw coil had shorted. I took it apart and the wires were just disconected, there was nothing I could do. I also had an old coil from a Jackson J50BC pickup I had in my first guitar so I decided I'd try to do a hybrid. However the Distortion coils is very hot and the Jackson coil pretty quiet. There is a 4K impedance mismatch.
So I did the operation and it was easier than I thought. The pickup sounds like butt and is pretty thin sounding but eh, beggars can't be chosers. But I can barely use it. Under high ish gain, there is a lot of noise. Is this due for sure to the coil mismatch?
My wiring is correct and this pickup is in phase with the other which leads me to believe that the magnet is correctly placed.
Is there any way to get rid of this, or would I just need a hotter coil to match the SH6's better?