Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How to"

Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How to"

Postby ScottWalkerGuitars » Mon May 28, 2012 7:06 pm

Hey all!
So...ive been building quite a few guitars with the Super 2 in the middle "hardwired" coil split, with a buffer, for "that sound". Now we all know that there are ALLOT of variables that go into getting "that sound", but if your chasing it, this is a place to start. Im sure im not the first to do this, but heres a pictoral of how I do it. (I hope 28 pics load ok, well see)

AND....for those folks wanting to alter their Strat, heres an easy way to do it. It sounds great to me!

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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby mgbills » Mon May 28, 2012 7:28 pm

Wow Scott! Thanks!
That rocks. I played one of your excellent guitars at Sylvan in Santa Cruz a couple years ago. On my wish list.
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby Jon S. » Mon May 28, 2012 8:44 pm

Wonderful display and explanation. I do wonder, though, it's really not possibly to just custom order one directly from DiMarzio?
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby JonnyBoy » Mon May 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Awesome scott!! Very informative. I think I am going to do this with a strat I have. Big thanks!!!! As for Dimarzzio doing it, it probably costs way more than just splitting the humbucker and getting two single coils.... Sweet post man!!
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby ScottWalkerGuitars » Mon May 28, 2012 9:03 pm

Right on! Yeah plus its fun. Im sure Dimarzio will make you an under wound SDS-1, but it won't have the brass plate, which is part of the "Super 2". Im working on posting my Brass plate linework Document, so anyone can print it and use it to make there bottom plate.
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby mkaufman » Tue May 29, 2012 6:28 am

Do the magnets need to be oriented in any particular way?

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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby eric » Tue May 29, 2012 6:36 am

This is brilliant
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby keirweir » Tue May 29, 2012 6:55 am

Well done Scott!

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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby drewfx » Tue May 29, 2012 7:42 am

Very cool!
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby ScottWalkerGuitars » Tue May 29, 2012 8:10 am

Right on! Its pretty simple and it really does sound good. Im working on getting some A/B sound clips together, ill post when they are ready.
The magnets do need to be oriented right, basically so there is "pull" on the pole pieces. This does bring up the point of matching it with two other single coils, RWRP etc. You'll need to experiment a little to get it to work with your setup.
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby softmachine72 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:59 pm

great idea!
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby Smolder » Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Scott... did you have leftover magnets? they are cheap, but i certainly don't need 20 (more like four).
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby ScottWalkerGuitars » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:42 pm

Yeah, ill send you 4 magnets, no prob. PM me with your address.
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby Smolder » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:22 am

ScottWalkerGuitars wrote:Yeah, ill send you 4 magnets, no prob. PM me with your address.
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Re: Changing a Super 2 into a single coil - A pictoral "How

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:44 am

Can you make two of these with one Super II?
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