DMZ5000 pickups. What do the switches do?
I am trying to understand better the switches and pickups ( DiMarzios) on my DMZ5000. Sorry no manual and no recollection... I guess I could take it apart but then I would probably have lots of parts for sale... I am trying to learn a little more about the technical aspects of guitar pickups at the same time. I already know how they sound so that helps.
So I have a J and P set, let's refer to the J for now. I believe this is a humbucking pup but I am not sure. Probably it is.
Q) if so are they stacked or split wound? (If stacked then the next comment may not apply)
The reason I ask is I've seen other reports that the switch associated with that pup is a coil-split (also sometimes as a coil-tap which seems unlikely) But if the pup is really a split wound pickup, this would shut down one of the windings right? Is it possible this switch is actually a serial/parallel switch between the two windings?
Ok so I am replying to my own thread. Most of you must know this already but I had a heck of a time getting things straight.
Okay DiMarzio tells me the bridge pup for my 1980 5000 is "almost certainly" the Model J ( DP123). This pup is two separate (sidfe-by-side) windings. Thus the switch on the DMZ5000 cannot be a coil-split as I see frequently reported on the web ( mostly sales sites). It is a serial/parallel switch.
I suspect the switch for the P-pups is the same.
Hope this helps.