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    Parts drawer Esquire.

    I'm starting a new thread on this project because it's now become a build. I picked up a WD Tele neck with a Rosewood board off eBay for this project & just ordered an Esquire body from tonebomb this week. This will have a single Seymour Duncan hotrail with a volume a tone & a spin o spit for the coil splitting. I've used some parts that I just had laying around for this. Just put a little time into them like the three knobs off a couple Squire basses I did up. Spinning them against sandpaper on a 3/8 drill gave them the look I am after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    I'm starting a new thread on this project because it's now become a build. I picked up a WD Tele neck with a Rosewood board off eBay for this project & just ordered an Esquire body from tonebomb this week. This will have a single Seymour Duncan hotrail with a volume a tone & a spin o spit for the coil splitting. I've used some parts that I just had laying around for this. Just put a little time into them like the three knobs off a couple Squire basses I did up. Spinning them against sandpaper on a 3/8 drill gave them the look I am after.
    So spin o spit or split?
    Is that a blendpot type thing for how split the coil is?
    Or something else?
    It's a new one on me.
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    Basically the spin o split is a pot used instead of a switch so you can control the amount of the second coil you want to use. Very useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    Basically the spin o split is a pot used instead of a switch so you can control the amount of the second coil you want to use. Very useful.
    So a blend pot as I mentioned then, cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    Basically the spin o split is a pot used instead of a switch so you can control the amount of the second coil you want to use. Very useful.
    cool idea!

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    I've had good results using a Fender no-load pot for spin-o-split applications. One of the early things I learned about spin-o-split is that even when the pot is fully clockwise, there's still some leakage. This means that there is still a minute amount of signal leakage to ground. Using a no-load pot takes the pot right out of the circuit and gives you back your full humbucker capabilities. I tried this on my Bigsby Stratocaster and found it works great.
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    That's a good tip Spell. I was wondering about that. I will do that for sure.
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