Partial Tap Resistor

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$3.00

Coil-Tapping your low-output humbucker can lead to wimpy-sounding single-coil tones. The Partial Tap Resistor helps solve that problem, by only tapping part of the coil. This gives you stronger single coil tones you can actually use.

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Be afraid, Wimpy Coil-Tapped Pickups. Be Very Afraid.

Problem: When you Coil-Tap your low-output humbucker, your tapped tone sounds wimpy and thin.

Solution: Install a Partial Tap Kit to “Partially Tap” the coil, resulting in a stronger sounding single coil.

Stronger Humbuckers, like our High Output humbucker, don’t have this problem. Only our lower output humbuckers (Pure P.A.F., Jazz-Blues, Standard Humbucker) can really benefit from the Partial Tap Kit. See the installation diagram below, utilizing a Push-Pull switch.

 

 

Fralin Partial Tap Resistor

 

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  1. 5 out of 5

    John Lowther (verified owner)

    Get It.
    The partial tap resistor works as described. No volume loss when coil tapping the pickups. Just follow the diagram for installing.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dave Merchant (verified owner)

    Unreal! I just installed these with some Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Antiqity’s in my Goldtop Les Paul. The most usable coil-tapping mod I’ve ever used. Single coil tones are so good!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bryce Lewis (verified owner)

    Great tone from a split coil! The partial tap resistor gives great tone from a split-coil Pure P.A.F.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Wolfgang Kirschke

    great idea ; I would like to try it as my neck PU has 6,7k . What value should I use?

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bob Emmerling

    I found out about this partial tap trick about a year ago and since then I have used it on all of my split HB, sometimes using 2 different value resistors with a 3-way center-off switch to get 2 distinct tones. I has opened up a whole new sonic template to me and I will not just flat-tap a HB to ground any longer. Using different value resistors can allow you not only to match the split coli tone to your guitar but also to your amp setup. Highly recommended!!!

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