Anyone mix a humbucker and a toaster together?

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Anyone mix a humbucker and a toaster together?

Postby (sentionaut) » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:30 pm

Wondering whether anyone has ever tried to have a toaster and a HB-1 on the same guitar?

Is that asking for trouble?

I kinda like the idea of having a humbucker on the neck and toaster on the bridge, would they play nicely together? I appreciate a change in pots/caps would be needed.
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Re: Anyone mix a humbucker and a toaster together?

Postby (aceonbass) » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 pm

This will work, but the red and blue wires on the HB1 need to be reversed since HB1's are out of phase with RIC single coil pickups. The pots for the HB1 pickup should be changed to 500K, and the tone cap to a .022-.033uF in order to get more clarity out of it. I stock the correct parts for this.
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Re: Anyone mix a humbucker and a toaster together?

Postby (wim) » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:57 pm

sentionaut wrote:Wondering whether anyone has ever tried to have a toaster and a HB-1 on the same guitar?

Is that asking for trouble?

I kinda like the idea of having a humbucker on the neck and toaster on the bridge, would they play nicely together? I appreciate a change in pots/caps would be needed.

I installed a toaster in the neck and a hb1 in the bridge position of a 330w
This way the output is balanced very well.
All the switch positions are useable.
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Re: Anyone mix a humbucker and a toaster together?

Postby (Clifton) » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:46 am

The Susanna Hoffs model mixes a humbucker in the bridge with two toasters.
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