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Posted by Datsgor ( on March 06, 2004 at 18:11:49:

In Reply to: PICKUP SHAPES posted by Doug on February 21, 2004 at 05:00:01:

: Why are 'p' pickups 'split' and 'j' pickups straight?

P pickups are split to create a two coil system to buck the hum. Jazz pickups of old were single coil, thus used seperatly they would hum at 60 cycles, but used together they created a bucking situation. they were wired reverse of each other. Now a days, single coils are stacked coils creating humbuckers in each single pickup. Originally the P pickup was just a 4 pole straight pickup, the split also comes from the fact that LEO used two pole per string to maximize the magnetic pickup capabilities. Thus creating a split coil humbucking pickup.
Peace, Dat

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