D38 wrote:Hi there
I've just installed a DiMarzio True Velvet single coil in the bridge of my Tele and it sounds flippin' great BUT against the neck humbucker there is a low frequency hum when the single coil is in use. This disappears when the humbucker alone is selected. Is it not an earth problem...
Have I just encountered the 'legendary' 60 cycle hum and if so what is the cure for it?!?
If I understand you correctly sheilding is the wrong answer.
you are combining a single coil with a humbucker... 3coils
- you can never have (perfect) hum canceling in odd numbered pairs because one coil will always be left without a coil to cancel hum.
you must have only two coils, and opposite polarity to cancel hum.
you can split the humbucker and assuming you split the right coil you will get hum canceling when the single bridge is combined with the single neck.
easy to test... get a diagram of wire color for your neck pu or trial and error by combining either coil with the bridge coil and seeing if hum gets canceled.
note: extremely uneven matches in coil output will result in no hum canceling as well.
hope this helps... feel free to post up a pick of the wires for the humbucker and I'll take a shot at telling you how to wire it...
nice call on the velvet dimarzio pickups... I really like them myself.