Pickups series vs parallel
May 05, 2016 The BM wiring connects pickups in series, whereas Strat wiring does it in parallel, which is a clearer brighter sound. So as drawn, it may not 'quack' so much. There are wirings you can do to get those sounds however, either with some series or parallel options, or all parallel. Can use the same switches. More laterOn a stacked pickup, series and parallel are both humfree sounds with series being the louder and fuller of the two. The series sound replicates the sound of a single coil but without the hum. The split sound is a true single coil with all the wonderful tones we expect and the hum that goes with them. pickups series vs parallel
Jun 15, 2015 With parallel wiring the individual coils are connected to each other at both ends and current flows through both coils at the same time. Pickups wired in parallel are brighter sounding and have considerably less output than an identical pickup wired in series.