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pickup issue....how do I test...

 
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tnt



Joined: 14 May 2007
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Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:53 pm    Post subject: pickup issue....how do I test... Reply with quote

So swapping out a DiMarzio super II for a Dimario Super II F spaced...

This is for the crazy OBEL wired guitar I built for a friend. Realized I should have used an F spaced in the middle position. So I'm swapping it out for him, and I'll use the regular on the next one.

Anyway, get it wired up, exactly as before, and the new middle pup is very faint. Barely on.

I rewired everything twice now. Check all nearby wires. All looks good.

I have an Ohm meter out in the garage. Can I check the pickup for output while it's wired up? This pup is wired to a five way rotary switch, and has a coil tap mini toggle. (which seems to be working because the faint output cuts to one coil when the mini toggle is thrown.)

One lead on the hot wire, one on the ....what? ground? Or do I need to un-solder everything?

And also, any other ideas? There is signal going through it, it's just really, really weak.

Thanks!
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I check them wired up sometimes, when I just want to get an idea . . . one lead on hot, the other on ground.

If I didn't like what I saw, I'd unsolder it and try again.

Check the switch?
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tnt



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Clevername wrote:
I check them wired up sometimes, when I just want to get an idea . . . one lead on hot, the other on ground.

If I didn't like what I saw, I'd unsolder it and try again.

Check the switch?


Thanks - I'll give it a shot.

It's a 5 way rotary switch. Had the same exactly pup with different spacing in it, and all was good. And all other positions are good now, so....
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