I was just wondering when you have a HH guitar in the middle position where both HBs are selected if it sounds like the guitar is using a middle pickup. Not raw and raunchy like the bridge but not warm and fuzzy like the neck. An in between sound just like a middle HB. Maybe something like parallel or series wiring does this? I don't know what either of those it is that would get me what I want. Can someone clarify?
A parallel HB will sound more like a single, definitely. I had a config on another guitar where the tone and volume knobs were push/pull. They activated a series/parallel switch. The tone switched the bridge, and the volume switched the neck. It was pretty killer, especially in the middle position, because you could mix a series neck and parallel bridge, two parallel HB's, etc, etc.
Or, you could go with the Petrucci wiring. His was kinda like this:
\ = bridge
| = inner coils of the HB's
/ = neck
He claims that just running the inner coils of the HB's makes a very strat-like tone, or something :lol: