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    Single H in between sounds

    I have one of the new SR5 Specials, single H and while playing around with the selector, realized that there is a tone combination between positions 1 and 2, and 2 and 3. Go to position 2, strike a not so you can hear the tone change and then move the selector towards the bridge. There will be a slight click and a volume increase. The end result is a really good slap tone and itís different than the regular positions. Iím between 2 and neck, same thing, but itís more of a nasally bridge type of tone that would be good for finger style funk / jazz bridge type of tones. I donít remember this working on the previous single H with a selector, but itís been awhile since I had a single H pickup. Does it work on the previous 9V electronics. I wonder if a 5-way switch could be wired to give those tones in a more repeatable manner?

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    You're prolly getting real SC tones
    without engaging the dummy coil.
    Even tho the dummy doesn't play
    the strings, its inclusion in the mix
    still affects the tone of the coil that
    is playing the strings.

    If the above is accurate, then MM
    would avoid enabling the circuitry
    you engaged, since a "naked" SC
    is not noise canceling.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x2] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

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    The single coil / dummy coil was dropped about ten years ago. It’s now series (I think) plus a filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cybersnyder View Post
    The single coil / dummy coil was dropped about ten
    years ago. It’s now series (I think) plus a filter.
    Oops I did forget about that change. However, the
    "proper" stops on the blade switch on the new MMs
    would still be all humbucking ... ser/par/"fake SC",
    all using both coils. So it's still very likely that the
    "improper" [between] stops on the switch are just
    truly one-coil-only, distinct in their tones but with
    no hum canceling. To intentionally enable players
    to do that would be "stepping off of the MM path" :-)

    Anywho sincere thanks for making me realize just
    how old my gear is getting ! While it doesn't rank
    as "vintage" [yet], all that stuff you see in my sig
    lines is getting to be "classic" ... real classics, not
    like new gear badged as "classic series".
    Last edited by Golem; 07-06-2018 at 08:04 PM.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x2] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaged in social networks.

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