3 wires on the CS Nocaster nk pU?

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  1. LUVLEO

    LUVLEO TDPRI Member

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    I bought a set on another forum and the neck came with 3 plastic coated wires (blk wht yellow)I thought there were only 2 cloth (blk wht) wires? How can I be sure? If its correct where does yellow wire go?
     
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    The only one I've seen with 3 wires like that is the Dimarzio Twang King.
     
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    One wire is a cover ground. If you add a 4 way switch it's already to go. I'm not familiar with your pickup, but it's usually the yellow wire for the ground.
     
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    moonshiner Friend of Leo's

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    Usually..

    Black = coil ground
    Yellow = cover ground
    White = hot

    But.. I have never seen 3 wires on a Nocaster pickup nor have I seen them with plastic coating.
     
  5. newmachine

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    as far as I know, Fender pickups with three wires are : Twisted Tele, Texas Special, SCN and N3 pickups.
     
  6. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

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    Somethin' fishy there unless the previous owner replace the wires. Should have a white and black cloth.
     
  7. Guitarmadcat

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    Seems like you got a 'Twisted Tele' pup there. That's the colour code they use, with plastic-coated wires.

    Is it taller than a regular Tele neck pup? If so - 'Twisted' it is.
     
  8. LUVLEO

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    not sure as I don't have another to compare it to. Any idea how tall they are or how tall a standard nk pu is? I may try it out and see if I like. Got any idea what the spes are and what these sound like? I hope the brdg is a Nocaster at least
     
  9. sjtalon

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    could be this ?
     

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    Hi there, the approx. height of a Twisted (I have two) is 19mm. as opposed to the average height of a standard Tele neck pup - 15mm. these measurements include the fibre baseplate.

    Hope this helps, 'Cat.
     
  11. LUVLEO

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    Thats it!!



     
  12. moonshiner

    moonshiner Friend of Leo's

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    That's more than likely not a twisted tele.. Looks like a custom wind... OEM TT necks have black/yellow/green plastic wires.
     
  13. sjtalon

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    The one I pictured ( blk yellow white) is the one from the Custom Shop.
     
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    Yep, that is a pic of CS Twisted Tele
     
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