Hotrodding Humbucker with 6 leads need advice

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by wiringbasses, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. wiringbasses

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Hot rodding Humbucker with 6 leads need advice
    Hi all!
    I'm looking for some specific hot rodding advice:

    I had a broken humbucker and I gave it 6 leads , start and stop for each coil and a ground for each coil. I don't know how to determine the magnetism or the direction of the winding. I have a multimeter, but not sure how to use it. I am skilled at soldering.
    Now I'd Like to start hot rodding it, but I'm not sure what to do.

    I'd like to take advantage of all these leads, but don't want to use push-pots. I only have one humbucker and I'd like it to have a bunch of options for a bass including

    -Coil-split (cut)
    -Series-Parallel switch

    Any suggestions or diagrams?

    tags: humbucker, hotrodding, series-parallel, phase shifting, wiring, options, coil-split
  2. KL7AJ

    Senior Member

    Nov 4, 2008
    It's pretty hard to absolutely check the phase on these without an oscilloscope. However, if you can temporarily wire it up, you can easily hear the difference. In phase, the lows will be emphasized, out of phase, you'll get lots of top end. Ideally you can wire a phase reversal switch in there.

  3. Andrew Leigh

    Active Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Will this help?