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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 Administrator

    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!