duo sonic pickups out of phase?

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  1. 2after909

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    Basic wiring question. I should know this, but I don't. I suspect the two single coil pickups in my parts duo sonic are out of phase. It was wired with an on-off-on switch, for series wiring in the middle, but it sounded honky and thin. I thought my friend who wired it for me had messed up that wiring, so today I put in a les paul style toggle and wired it for parallel in the middle position. Still thin and honky. I guess the pickups are out of phase. The neck is a vintage fender mustang and the bridge is a modern Novak replacement. Both pickups have white hot leads and black ground leads. If I wire one of the pickups so that the black is treated as the hot and the white is the ground will that fix the problem? Thanks
     
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    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yeah, at first read it seems like the Novak wires need to be flipped at the switch as you said.
     
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    You know what they say about assumptions...
     
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    Yep, that fixed it. Thank you. Now that I know that's the deal I'm probably gonna go back and wire it for the Mike Bloomfield series middle position thing.
     
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    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That's the best thing about Duo Sonics and certain Danelectros...
     
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    Just reverse the leads on one pickup and see what happens.
     
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