How do I fix Tele Pickups out of phase from the factory?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by 70AnnBroadcaster, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 27, 2006
    Upper Peninsula of Michigan
    >I'll look to see if Fender woudl cover that<

    I would say most definitely !!
  2. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 30, 2011
    It is definitely covered! Register your warranty, then take it to your closest authorized Fender service center. There are enough of them that it should not need to be shipped – especially where you're located.

    Don't mention that you opened it up. Just say, "It's out of phase in the middle position."

    Since the control cavity looks properly wired, it's either swapped leads on one of the bobbins, or the pickup actually got wound backwards or had its magnets put in backwards.

    I am guessing that they'll just replace the messed up pickup, knowing the way people operate these days.

    Since it's a potential future collectible, keep all documentation of the repair, and keep the dud pickup if they'll let you.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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