June 23rd, 2012, 06:50 PM
I built a parts caster and wanted to use some pickups I have laying around. I have a Keystone bridge and a Fender 62' neck. I wired it up, and they are out of phase with each other. The middle position is less than 1/2 the volume of either pickup individually. Is it simply a matter of reversing the wires of one of the pickups wired to the pots, or are the 2 not compatible?
June 23rd, 2012, 08:21 PM
The neck pickup usually has one wire connected to its case, that is cold/ground. Test ground continuity with meter. Some neck pickups are 3-wire and can be easily reversed.
The bridge pickup is usually grounded via a separate wire to the mount. It grounds the pickup base and bridge plate. So it should be easiest to reverse the bridge pickup.
June 24th, 2012, 12:03 AM
Usually the Keystones have a dedicated bridge plate ground. You have 3 bridge pup wires right ??
Switch the black and white (coil wires), the blue is the base plate ground and remains on the back of a pot.