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Switchcraft coil tap switch (left) and modern donor (right)

Rebuilding a Switchcraft “coil tap” switch for a Gibson ES-335

In the mid-70s, some Gibson semi-acoustics such as the ES-335 and ES-347 were fitted with coil splitting switches, which shorted out one coil of each pickup to provide…

Telecaster Custom Wiring

Coil-tap and out-of-phase The owner of this Telecaster style guitar wanted a range of sounds from one guitar. I fitted a Kent Armstrong HRC-1 high output humbucker to…