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Pickup wiring

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by dcos, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. dcos

    dcos TDPRI Member

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    Jan 26, 2018
    Sand Lake, Michigan
    I bought a set of what were supposed to be Fender '64 reissue pickups for my Tele kit build from an on line dealer. When I put them in, they sounded incredibly thin, not good tone at all. I thought I wired them correctly, but wonder if I had the wires reversed. Anyone know if that would cause my problem or would they just not work if I wired them backwards?
     
  2. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Just the middle position thin? Or all positions in general? Bridge and neck by themselves should be "normal".

    Adjust the pickup heights and maybe check the outputs with a multimeter. Check your wiring?

    Reputable dealer?

    Hope you get it figured out.
     
  3. Synapse2k

    Synapse2k Tele-Meister

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    Jan 11, 2016
    Brooklyn, NY
    Can you take a pic of the wiring for us? That’s usually the most helpful thing.
     
  4. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    A little more specific? Thin in all positions? Quick answer-If the leads are reversed you will get sound.
     
  5. dcos

    dcos TDPRI Member

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    Jan 26, 2018
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    Very thin sound in all positions. They aren't in the guitar anymore, I put the ones that came with the kit in and they sound way better than the supposed Fenders did. I don't know how reputable the dealer is, it was Stratosphere.
     
  6. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Stratosphere is reputable. They sent me an incorrectly described/pictured tele bridge and when I pointed out the error they sent me a prepaid label to return it and refunded everything including original shipping costs.
    It would still be a good idea to try to meter the pickup to see if you just got a lemon (and therefore might accept an exchange vs. a refund).

    Cheers,
    Rex
     
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