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    New idea for HB?

    New idea for HB?

    My friend Felix was asking about a humbucker with a strong single coil mode. So how about this: one coil wound to, say, 5k and the other wound to 10k with a 5k tap used for dual coil mode? Of course it would require more than a SPST coil cut switch...

    Anybody make such as animal?

    Steve Ahola

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    New idea for HB?

    My friend Felix was asking about a humbucker with a strong single coil mode. So how about this: one coil wound to, say, 5k and the other wound to 10k with a 5k tap used for dual coil mode? Of course it would require more than a SPST coil cut switch...

    Anybody make such as animal?



    Steve Ahola

    done it with a bridge single coil; 8200 turn tap to work well with middle pickup, 9200 turns full single coil.
    no reason not to try with HB, except that you'd have to use 43 or 44 gauge.


    cheers,

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    Larry Polack at Aero Pickups had been doing this for decades on his bass HBs and I'm sure he wasn't the first. The question in my mind is does the unused portion of the winding degrade the currently tapped section? Could they be physically separated to minimize any eddy losses to the "zombie coil" from the tapped coil. (Notice I coined an expression there?)

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    Done it! Not a mayor success in my case

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    hi steve
    I approached this same issue differently

    I made what is effectively a hot WR humbucker (ie with magnet poles) in both bobbins .. in other words, two single coils RWRP connected together in series

    the pickup sounds great in both humbucker and single coil mode, and also has quite a realistic humbucking single coil sound when wired in parallel however its quite bright, (a la original musicman sabre pickups). but nonetheless allows 4 sounds from one pickup. you just have to find the right balance between a good HB sound and single sound (you have a choice of either coil on this pickup for added flexibility).

    of course tapping one coil would also be a possible solution, however my results were very good and most useable

    I have also seen pickups using a HB dual blade and a proper single in a humbucker format, in that instance you have effectively two pickups in one unit.... another option

    hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Naglitsch View Post
    Done it! Not a mayor success in my case
    Same here. Tried various versions. No keepers yet.

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    I made a few where there was a third coil under the slug side- the slugs were rod magnets, the bottom plate was steel so it transferred magnetism to the screw side coil and you could add the third coil in series to the upper slug side coil- it was essentially the size of a strat coil and you could cut the screw side coil, worked ok. didnt nail it but close

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fab View Post
    I have also seen pickups using a HB dual blade and a proper single in a humbucker format, in that instance you have effectively two pickups in one unit.... another option
    Good point... I think that SD or DiM makes a humbucker-sized pickup that is both a HB and a P90 (my favorite single coil pickup- sorry, Leo!)

    Steve Ahola

    P.S. About 35 years ago I thought my SD Broadcaster pu was too thick so I tried unwinding a few hundred wraps (I was not a pickup winder but an unwinder!) I had done this before but I managed to doze off, dropping the pickup and tearing the leads, never to make it whole again, so I unwrapped the coil wire and used it to add wraps by hand to existing pickups, often as selectable taps. I "created" a tele bridge with taps at 7.5k, 8.5k and 9.5k that was my favorite for years. (I did not think it was possible for a mere human to create a pickup from scratch.)

    So I do like the idea of tapped pickups...

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    I have also tried this but couldn't get a sound I really liked in either mode.

    I built an almost full height "strat" bobbin as a slug and wound with 42 HFV to 7200 tapping at 5000. I wound the screw coil with PE to 5000.

    The height of the "strat" bobbin required me to mount the bar magnet underneath the base plate. In the end I mounted it in my brothers traveller guitar which wasn't the greatest test bed.

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    I'm gonna speak out of turn here.

    We tend to focus too much on the coils and coil properties, sometimes, and forget that, regardless of the coil properties, whatever you do to an HB still leaves the sensing area between the tops of the two sets of slugs. The two coils, whether one or both are engaged or bypassed, or whether one is of a different form factor than the other (e.g., Duncan P-Rails) are ferromagnetically coupled underneath.

    If one wants something in an HB form-factor that can be converted to single coil, AND have something more approximating single-coil tone (and not just / turns, inductance, yadda yadda), one probably needs to physically separate the two physical coils in a way that stops the magnetic coupling and changes the sensing area so that it isx essentially top-to-bottom, not side-to-side.

    Talking through my hat here, I imagine it would/could be something like this: One or both coils have true alnico polepieces, such that decoupling them underneath would still leave one coil with a top/bottom sensing area. In HB mode, they would be ferromagnetically coupled underneath by some sort of plate or bar that conducts the field in a way that results in a coiltop-to-coiltop sensing area. In single-coil mode, one of the options becomes a small mechanical device that pushes the coupling plate away from the bottom of the coils. The other option, of course, is that the coupling plate stay in place and one is left with the usual HB sensing area, but with one coil.

    Now, I just know that Mike Sulzer or someone is going to tell me this can't possibly work, because of eddy currents or some other aspect of electromagnetic voodoo that I don't understand (I'm a psychologist, not an engineer, Jim!). But certainly the sensing area, if not a replica of what happens with a true SC, would be more in that direction than the usual cancel-one-coil nonsense.

    For me, the chief hurdle would be the mechanical challenge of fitting in the plate-separating mechanism so that it would be easily accessible and usable from the top of the pickup (maybe requiring a small "dogear" route on one side of the pickup to allow for a lever that didn't interfere with playing), and not require so deep a hole for the pickup that it could only be used on instrument bodies at least 2" thick or more.

    Whatcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    I'm gonna speak out of turn here.

    We tend to focus too much on the coils and coil properties, sometimes, and forget that, regardless of the coil properties, whatever you do to an HB still leaves the sensing area between the tops of the two sets of slugs. The two coils, whether one or both are engaged or bypassed, or whether one is of a different form factor than the other (e.g., Duncan P-Rails) are ferromagnetically coupled underneath.

    Whatcha think?
    Mark,

    I think you are on to something. I never really considered the flux field pattern while trying to experiment with the topic concept. It now seems obvious that focusing on the bobbin/coil geometry and tapping was only part of the equation. Although I experimented with rod magnets v bar magnets I never considered the basic differences in the flux field patterns of HB v Single coil. I know flux patterns uniquely shape the sound of the pickup for any given coil, but never tied it back to this experiment. Guess I won't make a good research scientist missing something which should be so obvious. I think this explanation is why I was never happy with the results of my experiments.

    Back to the drawing board and lab.

    Thanks for this insight.

    Jim

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    "Ferromagnetically coupled underneath" implies that they are attached by high permeability material. They are not, but rather are connected by an alnico magnet that has a permeability much less than the steel used for the slugs and screws. And it is a good thing that they are not; if you do connect them with such material, lines from interfering fields are guided through this material in the direction between the two coils and couple up into the screws and slugs with opposite polarity between the screws and slugs. Since the coils have opposite polarity, the signals add, not subtract and you have a hum sensor, not a hum bucker.

    Now I know the "original" patent talks about magnetic coupling. Let's remember that the purpose of a patent is to protect the market for a product and also confuse the hell out of the competition if possible. Or maybe Seth Lover just did not understand.

    There is nothing wrong with making a hum bucker out of coils with Alnico cores. It will not sound the same, and as you wrote: eddy currents.

    The sensing area of a hum bucker is not the area between the coils and slugs, but rather consists of two nearly separate areas over each. The part of the string not strongly magnetized in the direction so as to make a strong B field pointing through the coils contributes little.

    Where does this idea for a side to side sensing area come from? It is just one of many myths.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    I'm gonna speak out of turn here.

    We tend to focus too much on the coils and coil properties, sometimes, and forget that, regardless of the coil properties, whatever you do to an HB still leaves the sensing area between the tops of the two sets of slugs. The two coils, whether one or both are engaged or bypassed, or whether one is of a different form factor than the other (e.g., Duncan P-Rails) are ferromagnetically coupled underneath.

    If one wants something in an HB form-factor that can be converted to single coil, AND have something more approximating single-coil tone (and not just / turns, inductance, yadda yadda), one probably needs to physically separate the two physical coils in a way that stops the magnetic coupling and changes the sensing area so that it isx essentially top-to-bottom, not side-to-side.

    Talking through my hat here, I imagine it would/could be something like this: One or both coils have true alnico polepieces, such that decoupling them underneath would still leave one coil with a top/bottom sensing area. In HB mode, they would be ferromagnetically coupled underneath by some sort of plate or bar that conducts the field in a way that results in a coiltop-to-coiltop sensing area. In single-coil mode, one of the options becomes a small mechanical device that pushes the coupling plate away from the bottom of the coils. The other option, of course, is that the coupling plate stay in place and one is left with the usual HB sensing area, but with one coil.

    Now, I just know that Mike Sulzer or someone is going to tell me this can't possibly work, because of eddy currents or some other aspect of electromagnetic voodoo that I don't understand (I'm a psychologist, not an engineer, Jim!). But certainly the sensing area, if not a replica of what happens with a true SC, would be more in that direction than the usual cancel-one-coil nonsense.

    For me, the chief hurdle would be the mechanical challenge of fitting in the plate-separating mechanism so that it would be easily accessible and usable from the top of the pickup (maybe requiring a small "dogear" route on one side of the pickup to allow for a lever that didn't interfere with playing), and not require so deep a hole for the pickup that it could only be used on instrument bodies at least 2" thick or more.

    Whatcha think?

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jim. Much appreciated.

    Thinking it over a bit, I suppose that adjustment bolts could conceivably be situated between the coils, rather than necessarily at the side, such that the conductive plate could be raised or lowered with them, in much the same way that the entire undercarriage of a PAF-style humbucker can be raised or lowered via the adjustment screws in the pickup ring.

    But again, I imagine the materials of such a mechanism would need to be carefully chosen, such that the assembly didn't end up playing a role in conducting the field.

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    RE: "Ferromagnetically coupled underneath", I was just searching for a collective/generic term that would encompass the traditional slugs+alnico bar AND polepieces coupled with something permeable (or coupled to a set of slugs via said material). Whatever the configuration, somewhere in there is ferrous material and magnets. I'm not married to it. And like I say, magnets are a sort of voodoo I do not understand well.

    But surely the distance between the tops of the coils/slugs/blades matters? Or else dual-rails pickups would sound the same as PAFs.

    In any event, the basic idea is that one would modify the physical configuration of the two side-by-side coils, and not leave it at simply puttering with the coils. It wouldn't be a complete replication of a single-coil in all its glory, but the basic idea is to think more broadly about why a SC sounds different, and try to remove some of the obstacles to accomplishing that. Maybe not in an ideal way, but a reasonable approximation.

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    I make a splittable Humbucker pickup with alnico rod magnets that is made like two strat Single coils.
    I have one in a HSS strat, and the Splitable coil is 8500 turns 42PE, and when split hum cancels in pos. 2 & 4 like a regular RWRP Single Coil.
    The magnets used are 4/2 A3/A5 rod magnets, Nice highs , and strong lows on the E & A.
    Split it sounds just like a regular strat SC, in HB mode it is a strong overwound humbucker, great for rock and blues.
    I like humbuckers in split mode, but IME think tapped coils, don't have enough benefit, to justify the extra work, and switches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    Good point... I think that SD or DiM makes a humbucker-sized pickup that is both a HB and a P90 (my favorite single coil pickup- sorry, Leo!)

    Steve Ahola

    P.S. About 35 years ago I thought my SD Broadcaster pu was too thick so I tried unwinding a few hundred wraps (I was not a pickup winder but an unwinder!) I had done this before but I managed to doze off, dropping the pickup and tearing the leads, never to make it whole again, so I unwrapped the coil wire and used it to add wraps by hand to existing pickups, often as selectable taps. I "created" a tele bridge with taps at 7.5k, 8.5k and 9.5k that was my favorite for years. (I did not think it was possible for a mere human to create a pickup from scratch.)

    So I do like the idea of tapped pickups...
    I make many different types of tapped pickups and I love them... and many of my clients do too. yes, the outer coil does have some effect on the sound of the inner, but I have managed to deal with that. its taken much work and piles of wire to get it right, but I am happy with the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hammer View Post
    But surely the distance between the tops of the coils/slugs/blades matters? Or else dual-rails pickups would sound the same as PAFs.
    Yes, it determines which string harmonics tend to cancel and which tend to reinforce. That is one factor in the sound. Resonant frequency and Q is certainly another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I make a splittable Humbucker pickup with alnico rod magnets that is made like two strat Single coils.
    I have one in a HSS strat, and the Splitable coil is 8500 turns 42PE, and when split hum cancels in pos. 2 & 4 like a regular RWRP Single Coil.
    The magnets used are 4/2 A3/A5 rod magnets, Nice highs , and strong lows on the E & A.
    Split it sounds just like a regular strat SC, in HB mode it is a strong overwound humbucker, great for rock and blues.
    I like humbuckers in split mode, but IME think tapped coils, don't have enough benefit, to justify the extra work, and switches.
    T
    I think that is an excellent solution, both the HB/SC pickup and the whole instrument. And if that hum bucker does not sound just like a PAF, so what? It is not in an LP, but rather in a strat. It complements the SC sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Sulzer View Post
    I think that is an excellent solution, both the HB/SC pickup and the whole instrument. And if that hum bucker does not sound just like a PAF, so what? It is not in an LP, but rather in a strat. It complements the SC sounds.
    Thanks, and the reason I did it was a regular PAF pickup did not sound or blend well IMO, with the neck and middle single coils.
    I wanted a pickup in SC split mode, to sound like a regular SC, and this pickup does this very well.
    In Humbucker mode it sounds fine clean, but really drives a tube amp.
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    And that's just it. There is nothing implicitly wrong or misguided about seeking to replicate two classic sounds in one pickup. But there is also nothing misguided or wrong about experimenting with different pickup designs that result in novel and musically useful sounds.

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    I agree, that there is room for all kinds of pickup options.
    That is why we call them custom pickups.
    I just know what works for me, and I shy away from designs that IME have diminishing returns.
    For me most Tapped, and Stacked pickups fall in that category!
    But, if you like them go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    Good point... I think that SD or DiM makes a humbucker-sized pickup that is both a HB and a P90 (my favorite single coil pickup- sorry, Leo!)

    Steve Ahola

    P.S. About 35 years ago I thought my SD Broadcaster pu was too thick so I tried unwinding a few hundred wraps (I was not a pickup winder but an unwinder!) I had done this before but I managed to doze off, dropping the pickup and tearing the leads, never to make it whole again, so I unwrapped the coil wire and used it to add wraps by hand to existing pickups, often as selectable taps. I "created" a tele bridge with taps at 7.5k, 8.5k and 9.5k that was my favorite for years. (I did not think it was possible for a mere human to create a pickup from scratch.)

    So I do like the idea of tapped pickups...
    I have DiMarzio Virtual P90 in the neck and DLX90 neck in the bridge of a Les Paul. I would say they have a similar vibe to the alnico rod P90's that came in the guitar but they are missing some part of that single coil sound so not totally authentic. Tapped and split they sound nice as well, but again not precisely like a single coil. It's very hard for me to describe but probably a little softer sound, maybe not as much attack, and with a little less top end. I have a Strat HM that I can put the middle single coil in series with either the bridge or the neck, with the neck it's full and smoother without the extended high end like a humbucker but has a bit of a notch like single coils. An very nice sound in my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fab View Post
    I make many different types of tapped pickups and I love them... and many of my clients do too. yes, the outer coil does have some effect on the sound of the inner, but I have managed to deal with that. its taken much work and piles of wire to get it right, but I am happy with the results.
    Good to hear that! Back in the old days tapped pickups were one of the few options. I just got a Yamaha SSC500 from the early 80's w/ tapped single coils, all NWNP and noisy as hell but I'm going to rewire w/ 38GA switchable dummy coil. (Jerry Garcia played an SSC800 at some gigs in Europe.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I have DiMarzio Virtual P90 in the neck and DLX90 neck in the bridge of a Les Paul. I would say they have a similar vibe to the alnico rod P90's that came in the guitar but they are missing some part of that single coil sound so not totally authentic. Tapped and split they sound nice as well, but again not precisely like a single coil.
    I have them in a guitar, too, and they are my favorite humcancelling P90 alternatives. Very interesting construction...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_teee View Post
    I agree, that there is room for all kinds of pickup options... I just know what works for me, and I shy away from designs that IME have diminishing returns.
    For me most Tapped, and Stacked pickups fall in that category!
    Vive la différence! With tapped pickups you never know if the customer wants a 60%, 70% or 80% tap so there is a good chance that both of you will guess wrong resulting in an unhappy customer. You are smart to avoid that headache!

    I had Pete at Vintage Vibe make me a drop-in replacement for a 1949 Gibson Century 6 lap steel and he included 3 taps so I could decide which one to use. (I found out later that Jason does make these pu's. Darn...)

    As for stacks I think that they would be too complicated for the smaller winders- let the big guys deal with that!

    Steve

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    I've built, and done projects on a lot of different kinds of pickups.
    Single Coils
    Humbuckers
    Sidewinders
    Split Coils
    Multi-Coils
    Taps
    Stacks
    I like them all but the last two.
    Like I mentioned earlier the gains for me don't warrant the extra work.
    I made a few tapped bridge pickups, they always got played on the full coil, no one ever used the taps.
    Split buckers are great!
    IME, Stacks are inefficient, and the bottom coil doesn't do much.
    Performance wise, anything you can do with a stack, you can probably do better with a regular humbucker, or sidewinder!
    There are just too many good valid designs. I don't fool with taps and stacks.
    Those are my reasons for not using them.
    If you like them, I'm sure you have your reasons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A. View Post
    Good to hear that! Back in the old days tapped pickups were one of the few options. I just got a Yamaha SSC500 from the early 80's w/ tapped single coils, all NWNP and noisy as hell but I'm going to rewire w/ 38GA switchable dummy coil. (Jerry Garcia played an SSC800 at some gigs in Europe.)

    Steve


    hehe... we must have esp... I have a Yamaha ss600 on its way; with tapped neck and bridge coils. but I bought it for the cool samurai look, more than the pickups which I suspect will be lame.

    if the guitar you bought is from the super combinator series with blade pickups, these pickups are not tapped, but the switches allow phase reversal, ie each switch has 3 positions, with the middle being off and the other two being in reverse phase from each other

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