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  • A thought about single coils...

    Why don't they make single-coil pickups that have a second identical coil without the magnets/pole pieces, and connected in reverse to the first one? You'd get the exact same sound - well, theoretically, since no string signal comes from the second coil - except it wouldn't be noisy as f±¢k when you're boosting the gain.

    In any case, a humbucker connected in parallel comes close enough to sounding like a single-coil, at least for me =)
    "It wasn't the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn't flat. [ ... ]
    The truth will seem utterly preposterous, and its speaker, a raving lunatic."

  • #2
    Isn't that basically what a stacked humbucker is, like the Jackson J200's?


    • #3
      There are lots of noiseless single coils out there now. fender, seymour duncan , and Dimarzio all have them. They have a smaller second coil.