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 #114415  by ScottWalkerGuitars
 Mon May 28, 2012 7:06 pm
Hey all!
So...ive been building quite a few guitars with the Super 2 in the middle "hardwired" coil split, with a buffer, for "that sound". Now we all know that there are ALLOT of variables that go into getting "that sound", but if your chasing it, this is a place to start. Im sure im not the first to do this, but heres a pictoral of how I do it. (I hope 28 pics load ok, well see)

AND....for those folks wanting to alter their Strat, heres an easy way to do it. It sounds great to me!

Scott Walker

EDIT 11/05/2017

Since Photobucket changed their deal, I removed the place where the pics would be and will try this link to my Facebook page, where there is an album that contains the exact same pics, you'll just have to click through to my FB page. ... 4ff5cf4b24

If there is another solution to embed pics, please drop me a line and ill be happy to just post them here.
Last edited by ScottWalkerGuitars on Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:31 pm, edited 4 times in total.
 #114416  by mgbills
 Mon May 28, 2012 7:28 pm
Wow Scott! Thanks!
That rocks. I played one of your excellent guitars at Sylvan in Santa Cruz a couple years ago. On my wish list.
 #114418  by JonnyBoy
 Mon May 28, 2012 8:55 pm
Awesome scott!! Very informative. I think I am going to do this with a strat I have. Big thanks!!!! As for Dimarzzio doing it, it probably costs way more than just splitting the humbucker and getting two single coils.... Sweet post man!!
 #114441  by ScottWalkerGuitars
 Tue May 29, 2012 8:10 am
Right on! Its pretty simple and it really does sound good. Im working on getting some A/B sound clips together, ill post when they are ready.
The magnets do need to be oriented right, basically so there is "pull" on the pole pieces. This does bring up the point of matching it with two other single coils, RWRP etc. You'll need to experiment a little to get it to work with your setup.