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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New pickup wiring help?

Hey all!

I've put a SD Pearly Gates for tele into the bridge of my guitar, and wired it up to a 3-way mini toggle for series/split/parallel switching as per the instructions (which are the same as for the Lil 59 btw).

Now, this pup is AMAZING in series mode. Tight, fat, responsive, quiet. All I wanted. Split mode is lovely for those sparkly cleans.

But parallel mode... is silent!

I've double and triple checked my wiring. All OK. (I think)
I've check pole continuity on the switch in all 3 positions. All OK. (I think)

I've put a photo of the wiring below if that helps. (NB, as I'm keeping the Twisted Tele in the neck, the green and black wires are reversed)

Not sure what else to check to get the parallel happening?

Any ideas? Thanks all!

And top view :D

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Old July 18th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you reverse the GREEN & BLACK wires, you also must reverse the RED & WHITE wires in order for the parallel setting to work. Flip those and your problem will be solved.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Success! Thanks for that Scott. The wiring instructions don't make mention of also reversing the red & whites. :)

Can you also please thank Scott Marceau for me. I've been corresponding with him via email, and he was waiting on the above info. I just couldn't sleep the other night and thought I'd post here.

Great service guys, and this pickup should be in every Tele!
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