Bridge saddle + plat become hot

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  1. Yazam

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    Hi
    I need some advice

    1. My 3013 52 reissue saddle N plat become hot when plug in, quite noisy sometimes. But the tone fuuhhh just luv it.

    2. Can we change bridge saddle only for my CS 2015 journeyman tele. I like the plat style but i prefer vintage saddke tupe.
     
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    There is no voltage going through there. Just your imagination
     
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    You mean no voltage.
    Its all in your mind , threadstarter !
     
  5. Deeve

    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    what kinda hat are you wearing?
    o_O

    edit - note source of first post.
    English may be a second, third or fourth language - it may be that WE are not reading well enough. Let's not tease (like I did at the start)

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Yes , please explain , maybe use some other words ?
     
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    I think by "hot" he means bright - trebly - noisy - sensitive maybe like it's microphonic?

    Are those pickups wax potted?

    My old Duncan Tele stack bridge pickup isn't potted and it's very "hot" i.e. - microphonic. If I tap on the bridge plate itself it can be easily heard through the amp.

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    Your English is better than my Malayan, but I’m afraid I don’t understand your question. If you mean ‘hot’ as in temperature, I don’t think it can. If you mean ‘hot’ as in ‘output’ then I am sure a lower output pickup could be suggested by those with more knowledge than I.
     
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    Hot in terms of temperature
     
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    Hot in temperature.
    And maybe microphonic.
     
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    Are those pickups wax potted?

    Haha i have no idea
    Bought the guitar new in 2013. 52 reissue.
    If not wax... what should i do?
     
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    Temperature? How hot? Hot like a cup of tea? Definitely not normal.
     
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    You can certainly change the saddles, but I have never heard of such a thing and can't imagine what could make it happen, or why changing the saddles would fix it...
     
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    Yes, you can change the saddles if the same type (3 saddle bridge, not 6).

    But I think your problem is the ground connection to the bridge.

    Is this the problem?


    The video doesn't go into it, but there is a wire from the plate to the controls. It's not important what type of saddles, but the wire should be connected and touch under the plate.
    telecaster-9.jpg
     
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    Yeah thanks man

    i should try to check it out
     
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    Actually its 2 different guitar.
    1st guitar: Hot temperature problem
    2nd guitar: i want to change the saddle
     
  18. Alamo

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    That's so hard to believe, I would try to verify it by using a point and scan Thermometer.
    someone around you will surely have one (due to the crisis going on)
     
  19. AJBaker

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    I agree. There must be a misunderstanging somewhere.

    How hot is it getting? 20C°? 40C°? More?

    Under normal circumstances, there is just no way for it to physically get hot, unless it's sitting in the sun or you're holding it to a flame.

    Do you mean that the pickup has too much output?
     
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