Well, it happened. You just wired your new pickups and wouldn't you just know it, they don't work! Lest anyone get the wrong idea, it happens to all of us, and that's the truth. The following is aimed at the guy who rarely tackles a electronic mod of any kind. He's just spent a bunch of money, and sweated bullets over soldering. He's wired it exactly* like the drawing, and it doesn't work. He's got a meter laying around somewhere, or is willing to run out and get one. Problem is, what is the meter telling him? First things first... This will be Telecaster specific, and it assumes you're using a metal control plate, and are doing a three way or four way switch. There are just too many variables to be able to account for all guitars and all schemes. But, anything you learn here can be applied to most guitars. Amps are another subject altogether, don't breeze through this and then tie into your Super Six. *Chances are you didn't wire it exactly like the drawing. If you've stressed over the project at all, you'd be amazed at how easy it is to overlook a simple wiring mistake. Probably fifty percent of troubleshooting threads start with a wiring error. The next most likely problem is poor soldering. If you're starting with new components, it's possible something arrived on your bench bad, but that's a rarity, probably five percent or so. This implies that 95% of the time it's you, not it. That's not an insult, that's just the way learning works. And you're not alone. The only time you'll see troubleshooting threads is when there's trouble. The guys who successfully wired their new project have gone right to the NGD thread. The first thing to do is to post a thread here or in Tele Technical. The information we need is simple: What did you do? What pickups are you using? What wiring diagram are you using (post it in your thread)? What exactly is going on? And most importantly, a good clear, close picture of the back of your control plate. The 'What did you do' is very important. Did you start with a working guitar, mod it, and run into trouble? What parts did you replace? Is it a new guitar with no track record? As simple as it sounds, knowing this helps a lot. Details are important. Tap on each pickup, and do it in each switch position. Do you hear the tap through your amp? Is the guitar quiet? If it buzzes, when does it buzz, and what can you do to make it stop buzzing? Have you tried more than one amp, and more than one cable? The photo is important. A good drawing and good components are essential, but nobody can tell how you interpreted the drawing. Don't be worried about how it looks, no matter who you are I'll guarantee we've seen worse. Most of the time, if somebody can see your wiring, and understand your problem, an answer will come along pretty quickly that will point you in the right direction. An awful lot of people here have been in your shoes at some point, and will be able to help you along.