[/quote] Hey brad yes we are missing a little something. Jerry had mid pup wired between parallel and split not series on wolf,tiger. Rosebud same except parallel neck pup. If you want to doubt me just wire one up in parallel even middle. Leave your tone knob and everything else same as if you were doin a clean lead. It's to the tee touch of grey,bertha,terrapin chord intros muffled flat yet second cleanist and both coils are active. Two way it's been done on earlier Tigers the push pull tone knobs 500/250 swith 250=single mode and pull 500/parallel.
Yes you guys are correct everything publish on the net is based around a fender single coil and switched to it from standard series humbuckers. I assume the extra HB wrapping around aka insulator adds to an even super clean dp104 turned to single.
As mention above to achieve parallel you don't need a push/pull nor sp3t switch you just need an extra jumper beside your spst switch. I hard wire my bridge HB to always parallel and hard wired my mid HB to single always and can switch the 2 pups from apex ground switch. eg Strummin singing touch in parrallell and click mid pup swith to HB single coil for lead sound phenominal. I you have haven't strummed a parrallell than don't knock it. Just turn the tone up a tab. My bridge pup blend's with an under shaller bridgepiezo hooked to a blend knob just to give a slight Cripe acoustic edge.
The only assumption or hint that jer used two pups at once was the explaination of the mid pup being reverse wired and flipped to be magnetically in phase.
Give it a try you'll be shocked.
hawk - do you have any clips/recordings you could post that provides the parallel/split single wiring, esp. the Jerry strum in parallel? Based on all of the work done by these guys here, it's hard to believe that waldo/Brad/others are mistaken about Jerry's actual wiring ... that said, I'd be interested in what you're hearing that has you convinced. Also, I feel like somewhere around late-80s there's something different in Jerry's tone that is most noticeable in the strum for things, as you mentioned, like Terrapin intro, UJB, Touch. It drives me crazy trying to get it with split single coil/mid. I just feel like I can't get late 80s/early 90s strum to sound quite right. His tone almost seems to be "fuzzier" to me, different than early- to mid-80s. Maybe there's something different going on that you're hearing...maybe?
Hope no one loses it on me for wanting to hear out Mr. hawk!