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Many people have asked the question: “Coil Tap vs Coil Split: What’s the difference?” and for this Too Afraid To Ask video we look into a story of mistaken identity to reveal the truth.
The terms Coil Tap and Coil Split are quite often, if wrongly, used interchangeably to refer to the action of electrically dropping one of the coils in a humbucker in order to achieve single coil-like operation from the unit.
There is a strong distinction between these terms and while it may be easy to get them confused while referring to guitar pickups, when we look at the world of transformers the differences in terminology become vitally important.
Finally we look at implementing switching options in a guitar and explore the wiring diagram for a basic Coil Split.