PickupBender™ Coil Cut

The PickupBender™ Coil Cut provides an all-time favorite coil tapping (splitting) mod made famous by Jimmy Page and others. It disables one coil of a 4-wire humbucker pickup giving it a thin, bright single-coil pickup sound.

In the past, you had to manually wire and solder the modified circuit and switch in your guitar. Unless you were a skilled guitar tech, the manual installation was a tedious error-prone process.

Now, PickupBender™ makes it simple to install this wiring mod in your guitar without soldering. You don't even need to know how the circuit works, just connect your pickup wires as described in the included user guide and you're ready to rock and roll!

Once you install the PickupBender™ Coil Cut mod, it's easy to switch the pickup between standard humbucker and single-coil modes. Just pull the control knob out for the single-coil pickup sound, and push the knob in for the standard dual-coil humbucker sound. And, a single Coil Cut mod can switch two 4-wire humbuckers to single-coil mode at the same time.

Note that a humbucker pickup will lose its noise cancelling properties when switched to single-coil mode and may get a bit noisy (much like a vintage single-coil pickup). To get a modern single-coil pickup sound without losing the humbucker's noise cancelling function, try the PickupBender Series-Parallel model.

PickupBender™ switchable guitar wiring mods are the simplest way to add on-demand pickup rewiring to just about any guitar. They're designed to replace an existing volume or tone control so there's no need to drill new holes in your guitar body or pickguard.

PickupBender™ mods uses top quality push-pull pots and computer-grade screw actuated wire connectors. The solder free connectors make it easy to install and hook up to your guitar's wiring.

  • Replaces a standard volume or tone control with a 3/8" mounting hole
  • Compact pro audio potentiometer with built in push-pull switch
  • Wiring mod circuit preconfigured on custom high quality PCB
  • Fits course knurled push-on or set screw knob (not included)
  • Needs only a 1.1" x 1.1" x 1.1" space inside guitar
  • Use with passive pickups (does not use batteries)
  • Complete install kit and user guide
  • Easy solder-free installation