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Got the Broadcaster pickup in....but

Discussion in 'Just Pickups' started by clayton58, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. clayton58

    clayton58 TDPRI Member

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    I had the Seymour Duncan Broadcaster bridge pickup put in my Classic 50s Tele..... Got it home, plugged it into my Twin... Angels sang, the sun broke through the clouds. I loved it.... then, I put the selector switch to the middle position.... (crickets), I thought “ oh lawd I’ve gone deaf..“ nothing. It’s back in surgery.
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    "Got the Broadcaster pickup in....but"

    You clearly put it in the wrong place! :lol:



    Sorry...... :oops:
     
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    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    I don't invite the angels in to sing until I've tapped on the pickups in all selector positions to make sure they are working. Then I put the strings on.
     
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    8trackmind Tele-Afflicted

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    On the bright side, you weren't working on a Strat.
     
  5. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

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    and what of the neck position?
     
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    nothing.
     
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    I didn’t do it. A professional set up guy did
    He does have a good reputation.
     
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    Actually it was intermittent. In both middle and neck positions.
     
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    dwh100 Tele-Meister

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    Sounds like the “professional” will have to work on it again for free!
     
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    He said it could possibly be the switch itself. It was okay before. But I trust this guy. He has resurrected a Bassman 100 for me that was chicken dead.
     
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    It sounds as if the neck pickup is grounding out. If that guitar was MIA and has a switchcraft style switch, those rarely go bad.
    If it does not have the old school style switch, then I would have changed that when I changed the pickup. Why upgrade to such a nice pickup while keeping substandard components on the control plate..imho???.
     
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    I didn’t think that far.. :)
     
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    Don Miller Tele-Afflicted

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    Fender pickup in the neck? Fender pickups are out of phase with Duncans and just about every other aftermarket pickup Ive tried.

    The out of phase would result in a thin hollow sound in the middle position. The solution is to reverse the leads on the neck pickup...now...if your neck pickup has two leads you need to add a third ground lead...lots of description on doing that here and elsewhere....if the neck pickup isn't properly grounded that might explain the irregularity youre experiencing...
     
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    Yes stock Fender neck pickup.
     
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    Not sure what you mean by this. The speaker cabinet still runs for a while even when the head is removed? :twisted:
     
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    In the machine shop where I work. when we scrap a part..... it’s chicken dead... or dead bird. Can’t be saved.
     
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