Guitar Wiring Explored: The Spin-a-Split Mod

In a previous article we looked at how to rig up a simple switch to split a humbucker to a single coil. This gives two very different sounds. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could choose not just those two sounds, but anything in between as well? This is where the Spin-a-Split modification comes in.

The Spin-A-Split Mod

A humbucker is split when only one coil is engaged full output. This is often used to achieve a single coil sound from a humbucker. Here’s one of easiest and most controllable ways to split a humbucker. It not only allows you to split your pickup, but it gives you precise control over the amount of split, in gradual increments. And the best part is that no major guitar surgery is required.

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