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Tele Bridge Pickup Too Quiet.

 
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject: Tele Bridge Pickup Too Quiet. Reply with quote

I wired up a Tele with a Novak set today, I've wired up Tele's many times over.
When I tested it the neck seemed way hotter than the bridge.
I lowered the neck pickup and raised the bridge pickup, but, the change was slightly noticeable.
Maybe I bought a hot neck pickup and forgot about it ... Twisted Evil
Any ideas, or, suggestions of what might be the cause?
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Tele Savalas



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked the resistance with a multimeter?
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De-solder you say?! Why no I haven't ... will do.
Thank You.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have to de-solder, I think you can check the leads at their origin on the underside of the pickup.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, should be able to use the multimeter without removing the PUP. Take it out of the body, flip it over and you should be able to use the lugs on the backside for the MM probes.
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys I'll give that a try.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also turn all the controls all the way up, plug a cable in the jack, and test resistance between the tip and sleeve of the cable end.

This is not a 100% accurate method, but it's very much in the ballpark, close enough to get a sense of whether the pickup might have a short or open without having to even turn a single screw.
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, that sounds great I'll give it a shot over the weekend.
We missed you around here, what's new?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much, just making music, traveling a bit! It's nice to be missed; thanks!!
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