Coil taps on the 594

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  1. JoaoPinheiro

    JoaoPinheiro New Member

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    Does anyone know if the coil taps on the 594 models are similar to the 408 where they add some extra turns to maintain the volume consistent with the humbucker?
     
  2. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    No, but they do use resistors which let some of the cut coil's signal through. This setup keeps the tone full sounding and the output doesn't drop too drastically. The LT pups sound great split in this configuration.
     
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    JoaoPinheiro New Member

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    Ahh, interesting! Has anyone done that on a Custom 24 with HFS/VB pickups?
     
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    Stoptail22 Infected with PRS

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    I did this with 59/09 and 85/15 pickups on various PRS and PRS SE. I like these new split sounds!
     
  5. JoaoPinheiro

    JoaoPinheiro New Member

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    How do these split tones compare to the standard split tones on an older custom 24 with a push-pull pot?
     
  6. Stoptail22

    Stoptail22 Infected with PRS

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    Standard humbucker tone = 100% coil A + 100% coil B

    Old split tone = 100% coil A + 0% coil B

    New bridge split tone = 100% coil A + ca. 25% coil B

    New neck split tone = 100% coil A + ca. 12,5% coil B

    The portion of coil B in split mode depends on the pickups.

    To my ears, the new split tone is somewhere between old split and standard humbucker, but preserves the typical split character.
     
  7. German Gallardo

    German Gallardo New Member

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    I don't really know how they do it, but from personal experience my favorite split sounds are from the DGT, but I absolutely LOVE the 594 with the 58/15LT pickups either in humbucking mode or splitted. I really like how these two guitars maintain their output when split.
     

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