Narrowfield Coil Tap/Split

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  1. Patrick Montgomery

    Patrick Montgomery Just one more...

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    Is there a version of the Narrowfield that has a coil tap or split? I am trying to spec out a PS build of a SSH, with some custom switching and didn't know if they had ever offered that. I have a WL SHH and love the tone of the Narrowfield, but would like the option to have more tonal possibilities with a split if possible. I have owned a 3 HB McCarty, but prefer the NF in the middle position over the split 58/15.
     
  2. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    Every used example I can find is single conductor, but I can’t imagine there’s a technical reason they couldn’t make some with 3 or 4 conductor depending on how fancy you want to get. Probably best to ask PTC directly if they’re willing on a PS build.
     
  3. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    I've never seen or heard of a splittable Narrowfield.
     
  4. ViggoP

    ViggoP New Member

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    Doesn’t the Super Eagle NF have a coil split?
     
  5. Stoptail22

    Stoptail22 El PRSidente

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    It's a quite easy job to add a split wire on a Narrowfield. In addition, i mounted the NF on a standard PRS base plate for use with a humbucker pickup ring.

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    This is my Mira X with the NF in the bass position, with mini switches for splitting.

    The splitted NF sounds similar to the humbucker NF, just a little weaker with a little less low-end.
     
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  6. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    This is a pickup i’d never considered for splitting. Maybe splitting in the middle position with both pups split. Low noise would be my goal since it has fat single coil character anyway.
     
  7. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I had a Santana that went to the PTC for a partial refinish (back from Blue to White). While it was there I had them install two NF in it that I got from helmi (forum member). He had them mounted in specially made ebony rings. I asked the PTC if they could split them, and was told "no". However, Sergio told me that someone here had done it themselves. Guess that was @Stoptail22

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  8. Egads

    Egads One, Two, THIRTEEN!

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    ^^^^^^^SOOOOO HOT!^^^^^^^
     
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  9. Tosca

    Tosca Zombie 10, DFZ

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    HAD?!?!?!?
     
  10. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yeah, it went in the Great Purge of 2019. :( It went fast. I never saw it on CME’s website
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  12. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    This guitar is so unique & recognizable. (I wouldn't have thought of a white back, but it just works on that guitar.) FYI there's a similar "creamsicle" NF/NF/HB Studio model out in the wild for sale right now--seeing yours here made me remember that one...
     
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  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Thanks! Gotta be honest, the white back was a seed planted by @sergiodeblanc
     
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  14. neil godbole

    neil godbole New Member

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    So just as an update - the middle narrowfield can also be modified for series/parallel which I did with my SSH. The parallel ('tapped') sound is not nearly as weak as a split, and the tone is also quite a bit different than the series (stock) sound. Since I have an SSH, the narrowfield in the middle position has a strong 'singing' quality when isolated. The isolated narrowfield with parallel mod gets that mid 70's Jerry tone.
     
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