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Does it matter which wires touch what contacts?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Davidoc, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. I'm installing some pickups, (Bartolini 8s's)

    I touched them to the contacts with wires in both ways;

    silver to contact A; copper to contact B,

    and copper to contact A, silver to B;

    It seemed to work both ways;

    Does it matter which way it goes?
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    your description is a bit limited, so i can't say for certain, but one thing to consider is, if you are using more than 1 pickup, swapping the leads like that could put them out of phase with each other, which may be undesirable.
  3. Thanks for your reply...

    I got it working! (Reading the directions can sometimes help.)

    Ohhh, the clarity!

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