June 24th, 2012, 02:15 AM
My tele is set up with Lollar Blackface Strat pickups in the neck and middle and a Fender Texas Special tele pickup in the bridge. My problem is the bridge pickup is out of phase with the Lollars.
Can I reverse the phase of the bridge pickup? I tried switching the hot and ground and got zilch output. What can I do here?
June 24th, 2012, 09:45 AM
With strat pickups you should actually be fine with reversing the leads of the bridge pup. If you didn't get any or good output with reversed leads you might want to check the solder connections you made. Good luck.
June 24th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Ya you can't reverse the leads of the CS TS bridge without a mod, the base plate is jumper-ed to the black lead.
>out of phase with the Lollars<
which one ? Do you have a 5 way switch and what scheme ?
You may only be able to get the bridge to work correctly with ONE of the others. Switching them (a Lollar) may throw them off with each other. It can be a slippery slope :shock:
Easy to try though.
June 24th, 2012, 10:04 AM
Sorry I misread the OP.
Tele bridge pup there.
I guess for you the easier option would be to reverse the leads of both strat pups. This should actually keep them in phase with each other while putting them in phase with the bridge pup.
June 25th, 2012, 10:06 AM
Solved... Clipped the tele pickup ground on the backplate and switched the leads, had a ground wire going to the bridge plate as required. Thanks for the help.