|August 1st, 2011, 12:13 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Northern Va./lowest level of hell
Out of phase pickup question
I pulled my 71 Tele out of the closet after 20 years.
The bridge pickup had been a little weak.
I pulled the pickups and they were both Duncans.
(I remember Duncans are wound backward)
I re-used the neck pickup as it sounds great.
My new bridge pickup needless to say is out of phase in the middle position.
I have been told to simply reverse the neck pup leads.
This works just fine, but if I touch the pole pieces, it hums like a big dog.
I tried to work around it, but for some reason, sweat, whatever..... I always make contact with the pole pieces while playing live.
I read Duncan's wiring diagrams for reversing phase on the bridge pup.
It is not a Duncan pup, but has the exact same ground scheme.
I understand cutting the baseplate ground and reversing the bridge leads.
If I do this, will I get the same BUZZZZ! when I touch the bridge polepieces?
I just want to ask before I am disappointed and wreck the new pickup somehow anyway.
Thanks for your time with this.
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|August 1st, 2011, 12:22 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Formerly known as Eryque
Doctor of Teleocity
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: albany, ny [not chicago]
Snip that baseplate ground, and then run a new ground wire just for the baseplate.
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