In reading some of the recent threads on different ways to boost your signal, does anyone else (besides myself) ever just go from single coil to humbucker when you need that extra little "oomph"? I know that's not always going to be a solution, but I pretty much know before we start a tune if I am going to need a little extra punch at some point and set my guitar up accordingly. It's got me wondering if maybe my pups aren't wired correctly and I just never realized it. Im not very tech savvy, but Im trying to learn. I always assumed that the increase in volume when I switched between split and hb was a result of using both coils instead of just the one? Anyone?
You are correct!
Two coils (humbucker) is louder/stronger than one coil.
Occasionally and very much depending on the song, of course, I will flip the bridge pickup to humbucker for boost and grit.