Valentine coil tap, no difference in sound. Strange thing.
However, I noticed that when selecting the neck humbucker, its was louder in split mode than humbucker mode.
Checked the forums and found out about the PU COM pot. If I adjust the pot till the split and non-split volumes are the same, the pot is all the way off!.
Also the tone is identical, split or not. The marketing blurb says this guitar is a telecaster/335 cross.