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    Default Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    Hi, everyone!

    Please, excuse my poor english. I write you from Chile and I need your help.

    I have a LTD MH-327. It came with a Custom-5 (bridge) and the HotRails (neck), one volume and one tone w/ push-pull.

    Now I bought the Nazgūl trembucker for replace the Custom-5, for a matter of taste.

    My question is the following:

    By splitting the humbuckers with push / pull, the active coils are in the "South" position, as seen in the photo with yellow color. And I want to change that configuration for use both coils of the "north" (photo with blue color).

    The following diagram shows something very similar:

    http://d2pzqzfqz0w13y.cloudfront.net...1V_1TppSPL.jpg

    Then, can I change the active coil in split mode if only interchange the black and green wire in the same configuration? (this is my very basic logic).

    I beg your help. Of course I am very grateful in advance.

    Best regards for you
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    Default Re: Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    Anyone knows a little about this? :s

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    Default Re: Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    Yes. Currently, the switch is wired like this:

    Ground - connector - Ground
    Red/White - no connector - Red/White
    (empty) - - (empty)

    Wire it between the pickups and the switch like this instead:

    Bridge black - no connector - Neck black
    Red/White - no connector - Red/White
    (empty) - no connector - (empty)

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    Default Re: Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    I don't know if the Hot Rails is wired like a standard humbucker, but if it is, south is actually the neck-side coil, and north the one facing the bridge (like in my image). North & South has nothing to do with their placement on the guitar, it's about the magnetic polarity inside the pickup.

    Which means, both north means both inside coils. Both south would be both outer coils. That diagram actually is both north (both inside coils). Your guitar probably is wired this way, because that's how it's usually done.

    Someone please correct me if the Hot Rails works in a different way.
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    Default Re: Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    So if you want to use both neck-side coils (blue picture), you should do this:



    There's only a little bit to change on the coil split switch. Make sure you're working on the NECK pickup side. On this diagram it's on the right, and my instructions will be based on this. A guitar might just as well be wired the other way round, in which case you have to work on the left side instead.

    So:

    A) remove the connection between both upper (grounded) connectors. They may be wired in a different way--the important thing is: upper left (bridge) goes to ground, and upper right (neck) is disconnected from ground.

    B) connect the upper right (neck) to the neck connector of the pickup selector. I chose light blue for the new connection.


    Again, I'm not 100% sure about this, so if anyone spots a mistake, please protest.
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    Default Re: Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    Simple answer...

    Yes, just interchange the black and green wires to split to the other coil.
    Originally Posted by IanBallard
    Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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    Default Re: Please, help with a different coil split wiring :/

    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarDoc View Post
    Simple answer...

    Yes, just interchange the black and green wires to split to the other coil.
    Hi, thank you very much for your answer. Excuse my english.

    I guess I'll try this way first; If doesn't work properly, I'll try to do it the way that the guys indicate above. I'll tell you how it all turned out. Regards.

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