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Quick pickup wiring question

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by mherrcat, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. mherrcat

    mherrcat Tele-Meister

    395
    Dec 12, 2013
    California
    Twist or don't twist leads between pickup and switch/controls?
     

  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire

    Well, whatever you prefer, but twisting them means nothing.
     

  3. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Just looks cleaner to me. as sjtalon sez, no benefit from doing so.

    I braid the ones with three wires, usually the neck pickup.

    If you feel it makes a difference, other than aesthetics, then do it.

    But I'm sure we'll hear more on this one.
     

  4. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    Illinois
    There are those who believe that wire twisting is a good noise reduction technique. I'm not one of those. Or is it they?

    At any rate, I do twist, but it's just for wire management.
     
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  5. mherrcat

    mherrcat Tele-Meister

    395
    Dec 12, 2013
    California
    Only two wires on each p/u. Neck p/u cover appears to be grounded via the ground wire from the p/u winding.

    One final unexpected question. There was no separate ground wire from the bridge plate, but the bridge p/u has a metal base plate that is grounded via the p/u ground wire and I assume electrically connected to the bridge plate via the three p/u mounting screws. Any need for a separate bridge plate ground wire if the replacement p/u is configured the same way? (I'm thinking "no.")

    FYI I am replacing the stock Baja pickups/selector/S1/tone pot with different pickups, standard controls and 3-way switching.
     

  6. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire

    (I'm thinking "no.")

    Winner winner !!!
     

  7. mherrcat

    mherrcat Tele-Meister

    395
    Dec 12, 2013
    California

  8. Huddy

    Huddy Tele-Meister

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    Nov 5, 2016
    Newport News, VA
    You're all good. I twist all wire groups (each pickup has own twist) for wire management and it keeps them just a smidge longer and easier to reuse in a future swap.
     

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