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olafgartenolafgarten Frets: 1359
A bit of a strange request, but I remember reading about a Humbucker designed so the coil closest to the bridge was similar to a Tele Bridge pickup and the coil closest to the neck was similar to a Strat Bridge pickup, and that they were very good for split coil sounds.

I can't remember where I read about them, and preliminary googling hasn't turned up anything. Does anyone know what Pickup I'm referring to?
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 350
    My chameleons?
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  • olafgartenolafgarten Frets: 1359
    Alegree said:
    My chameleons?

    I thought it might've been, but I read this before you launched those, and they weren't described in the same way. I recall specifically that they were meant to emulate both a Strat and Tele bridge pickup with separate coils.
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  • AlegreeAlegree Frets: 350
    Alegree said:
    My chameleons?

    I thought it might've been, but I read this before you launched those, and they weren't described in the same way. I recall specifically that they were meant to emulate both a Strat and Tele bridge pickup with separate coils.
    An unbalanced stag mag type thing?
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 3128
    The Seymour Duncan Stag Mag and The Mag humbuckers amount to two Fender-style single coils mounted onto a regular humbucker baseplate.

    On production line examples, the coils will be built as near as possible identically. Thus, the Tele versus Stratocaster difference isn't there. 

    If you were to custom order one, it should be possible to specify the appropriate magnet diameters and copper wire gauges.
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  • normula1normula1 Frets: 254
    Was it the Oil City Brass Knuckle?
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 31584
    normula1 said:
    Was it the Oil City Brass Knuckle?
    This will do it, although it's the other way round - it's the bridge-side coil which sounds like a Strat, and the neck-side coil which sounds like a Tele. As far as I know the coils are the same, it's the position that makes the difference.

    I don't know if it was designed for that - you would need to ask @TheGuitarWeaselbut it certainly works well.
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  • TheGuitarWeaselTheGuitarWeasel Frets: 3407
    ICBM said:
    normula1 said:
    Was it the Oil City Brass Knuckle?
    This will do it, although it's the other way round - it's the bridge-side coil which sounds like a Strat, and the neck-side coil which sounds like a Tele. As far as I know the coils are the same, it's the position that makes the difference.

    I don't know if it was designed for that - you would need to ask @TheGuitarWeaselbut it certainly works well.
    My Brass Knuckle was designed (six years ago) to produce standard humbucking sounds, or when split, to produce a Strat neck tone and a Tele bridge tone. It uses a bridge ground plate and extended height coils to be the closest possible to a Fender single coil when in split mode. 
    It is taking a rest from my site at the moment, but available to special order. 
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  • olafgartenolafgarten Frets: 1359
    ICBM said:
    normula1 said:
    Was it the Oil City Brass Knuckle?
    This will do it, although it's the other way round - it's the bridge-side coil which sounds like a Strat, and the neck-side coil which sounds like a Tele. As far as I know the coils are the same, it's the position that makes the difference.

    I don't know if it was designed for that - you would need to ask @TheGuitarWeaselbut it certainly works well.
    My Brass Knuckle was designed (six years ago) to produce standard humbucking sounds, or when split, to produce a Strat neck tone and a Tele bridge tone. It uses a bridge ground plate and extended height coils to be the closest possible to a Fender single coil when in split mode. 
    It is taking a rest from my site at the moment, but available to special order. 


    That was the one, I had a feeling it was Oil City but couldn't find it on your website.


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