Standard tele wiring chopper t and twang king on oak grigsby switch?

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  1. Chunkocaster

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    I tried re installing a chopper t and twang king on a new tele last night and after exhausting every option I couldn't get things working correctly.

    I had wired the red and unshielded together and black and white together a couple years back. Does anyone know how to wire these pickups in standard with no splitting options?
     
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    I hope you get an answer

    I feel your pain I once spent a few hours putting on and taking off a jazzmaster pickguard trying to get the pickups to work they worked outside the body and I’d put it on only for them to be dead, turned out the jack was hitting the shielding and shorting the signal

    It’s probably something similar that’s frustratingly simple that needs to be done
     
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    For the neck pickup, hot should go to the switch, and both grounds can be weaved and go to the back of the volume pot together.

    Bridge pickup should be simpler, hot goes to switch, and ground to back of volume pot.

    Since they’re both Dimarzios, I’d imagine both using the same wire colors for hot and ground. As long they’re matched, they should be in phase of each other.
     
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    Thanks, its definitely something wrong with the switch configuration or me wiring the wires together. I got them all working just not in the configuration I wanted. The neck often worked in all 3 positions etc.
     
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    The neck is cloth shielded in white and black with a grey ground from cover. Bridge is 4 conductor white green red black and unshielded. I think I might have messed the switch jumper wires up although I copied it from a YouTube instructional video on standard wiring. I wired them in like in this video, didn't work. I then proceeded to switch wires around until my head was about to explode and nothing worked correctly.:rolleyes:

     
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    Just found a drawing I did a couple years ago. Once I knew I wired it correctly, I made sure to write it down to have for the future. Hope this helps.

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    Awesome, thanks for that.:D
     
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    Red to hot, black and white together, green and bare together for ground... Hope it helps.
     
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    revcharles and trev333 have the answer for the chopper t

    One more thing to remember - make sure the wires in black and white are touching (I would twist to make sure) and taped off somewhere so it doesn't make contact with anything else.
     
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    Thanks, that's why I must have soldered the black and white together, looks like the green needs to be put with the unshielded but its now working. Somehow the switch is working backwards but that's ok. I will go back in and check that red to take the unshielded wire off and run it with the green.
     
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    I soldered them together and covered with heat shrink when I first installed them in another guitar. My jumpers were wrong on the switch but all sorted after copying your diagram, I reversed pickups thinking position 1 should be neck but It just resulted in the opposite.

    Wiring does my head in, I should probably switch to non leaded solder.:)
     
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    No sweat, only way to learn is to screw up!

    I've breathed my fair share of solder lead too...
     
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    I keep screwing up the wiring every time I install new pickups in a new setup but never learn. I'll have to start making diagrams to reference.:)
     
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