Pickup HELP! - Telecaster Guitar Forum
The Number 1 Fender Telecaster Guitar authority in the world.
   

Go Back   Telecaster Guitar Forum > Main Telecaster Forum > Tele-Technical
Forgot Username/Password? Join Us!

Tele-Technical Telecaster nuts and bolts talk ONLY


Wilde Pickups by Bill & Becky Lawrence WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Amps, Mods, Pedals Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com seymourduncan.com


Forum Jump


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 6th, 2004, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
TDPRI Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 34
Pickup HELP!

Hey,

I just finished wiring my new Tele, and can't seem to get the bridge pickup to work. I bought it used off eBay! I am using a Seymour Duncan Wiring diagram... and the neck pickup works fine, as do the controls. Just as a test, I soldered an old Strat pickup in the same places that the bridge pickup should go and it worked FINE. But when I solder in the wires for the bridge pickup... I get nothing. Though, when I touch a metal object to the magnets on the front, I get a slight reaction. I am afraid to start taking the pickup apart... Maybe the wires are bad? On the black wire there is a little metal "O" ring... which I am guessing is a ground? Maybe the connection is bad there? I was thinking of replacing the black wire with a new one that does not have an "O" ring. I know that the wiring is correct and that the other electronics work because of the test I did with the Strat Pickup... ANY suggestions? Your help is MUCH appreciated!

Thanks,
John

jch4v is offline   Reply With Quote

Old August 6th, 2004, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
Friend of Leo's
 
lenny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: New Haven, CT. USA
Posts: 3,197
if you want to remove the ring you can probably just cut it off, and solder the cut end to ground normally. sounds like it may have been screwed to the bridge in its last life.
you could get a volt ohm meter pretty cheap at radio shack and check and see if the wire is broken..
/shrug
lenny is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


» Random Photo for Guests
Tangy Tele
Untitled Document



 


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



IMPORTANT:Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult! No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2
© TDPRI.COM 1999 - 2014 All rights reserved.