I've done a far bit of searching, but can't seem to come up with a consistent answer. I'm installing a pair of American p-bass pickups in an old beginner bass. I'm wondering if it matters which of the pickup halves (white wire/black wire) goes towards the neck? Furthermore, should both pickups be in the same left/right orientation (wires both exiting toward the right), or mirrored (wires both exiting towards the center)?
As far as I can tell, top/bottom orientation does not matter, but both pickups should have the wiring leaving towards the right. Does this make any sense?
Here are some pictures for clarity.
1. White wire on top, same left/right orientation.
2. Black wire on top, same left right orientation.
3. White wire on top, mirrored orientation.
4. Black wire on top, Mirrored orientation.
Sorry if this is an dumb question!