youdirtyrat wrote: biliousfrog wrote:
Slow day today so I just put another coil in the Tele for the neck pickup
so if thats the case on tele? im gonna have to put 3 dummy coils for my strat?
No, read through the links and this thread.
A strat usually has a reverse wound, reverse polarity middle pickup which offers hum cancelling in the in-between positions. If you add a dummy coil (which blocks hum in the same way as the in-between positions) you'd lose the hum cancelling properties when using those positions and it wouldn't work in the middle position. My Tele has a RW/RP neck pickup.
The solution is either:
To add a toggle switch (see my previous link) to turn the coil on/off
Use a "super switch" to enable the coil only in the 1 & 5 positions (possibly reversed in the middle).
Use another coil for the middle (2 in total)
Replace the middle pickup with a standard wound/polarity one and use the coil on the switch output (hum cancelling on all positions).