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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 03/28/2008 at 11:31 AM    Post subject: coil tap link

Does anyone know if it's possible to install a coil tap to split the humbuckers into a single coil pickup? I would like to have one of these super hot pickups to be single coil as to be not quite so hot. They overdrive every amp I have tried.
Thanks

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turn

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PostPosted: 03/30/2008 at 8:46 AM    Post subject: RE:coil tap link

if the pickups have 4 wires it shouldn't be difficult
some wiring schematics for different options: http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/sw3.php

i think there was some talk about a bean with coil taps .. can't find the thread

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GregBailey

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PostPosted: 03/30/2008 at 9:35 AM    Post subject: RE:coil tap link

HI!

Of the few Travis Bean pickups I've seen, they are all 2 wire. This means that the pickup cover will need to be removed to tap in. So, we're back to the old debate of taking covers off of Travis Bean pickups. Doing that is risky, but some people have done it successfully. Fortunately, IF you do damage the pickup, it CAN be repaired. I know for a fact that Lindy Fralin can rewind these pickups. If you have any doubts about removing these covers yourself, you may want to check with Lindy Fralin to see about having the coil tap thing done by them. Here's a link. http://www.fralinpickups.com/

Greg Bailey

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 03/30/2008 at 4:52 PM    Post subject: RE:coil tap link

Thanks Gregg and Elo. Sounds like a risky endevour. Still, it would be an excellent mod for me. I will let you all know if I do this and how it turns out. Bean pups are hot, hot hot.
-Cheers

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JohnBR

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PostPosted: 03/30/2008 at 4:53 PM    Post subject: RE:coil tap link

woops, excuse me, I meant Greg and Ello.


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