Splitting the Injector Neck

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Splitting the Injector Neck
« on: January 18, 2023, 02:49:37 PM »
If you haven’t tried splitting an Injector Neck pickup, I highly recommend it…

…though you might find yourself feeling conflicted, so maybe not.

The tone is outstanding. I know it’s cliche, but it really is like lifting a blanket. There isn’t much hum because part of the active coil is actually shielded.

There is also the obvious benefit is being able to pair it with something hotter than a very weak single coil without taking a large hit in quack. Combining it with a split Area 61 immediately comes to mind.

For those of you not in the know, you will need to ensure that the polarity on one of the pickups is reversed if you want hum cancellation. This can be done using a neodymium magnet. You must also reverse the wiring of one of the pickups in order to keep the pair in-phase.
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Re: Splitting the Injector Neck
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2023, 03:56:21 AM »
I use it wired as a single coil in an HSH set up. The non-humcancelling does not bother me there as it is never used alone but only together with the split bridge or split neck.

Cheers Stephan
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Re: Splitting the Injector Neck
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 10:40:18 AM »
There isn’t that much hum. I only see the benefit in splitting it for playing clean, where the hum is hardly noticeable. The more the gain the less I want glass so it’s a win for me either way.

So how much blood can I squeeze from a stone with the Heavy Blues 2?
DiMarzios: Areas 54P/58/61/67/InjN, VVB, CruiserB, FT1&2, Chopper, Satch Track, BC1&2, AT-1, BNIB, PAF Pro, HFH, Air Norton, LiquiFire
Duncans: SSL-2, SSL-6T, Lil Demon, JBJrN, HRailN,
1B&N, 2B&N(APH-1B&N), 4, 5, 6N, 10 B&N, 11, 12, 14, Peg, home-rolled hybrids
Gibsons, Fenders, Lace Sensors & EMG