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FENDER LACE SENSOR PUP 3-WIRE = COIL TAP?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by luknfur, Mar 17, 2004.


  1. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    Picked up some pups including a set of Fender Lace Sensor Jazz pups. 3 wire (which I assumed to be coil tap) with orange, white, and green wires. Ran a coil tap on them and got squat. So wired them as they originally were: orange hot lead to center pot and grounded the green and white wires.

    I assumed the orange was hot lead from end of the first winding, white hot lead from end of the second winding, and green was ground. Anybody know what gives?
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Some mfr's pickups have a shielding ground wire as well as regular hot/cold.
     
  3. luknfur

    luknfur

    Jan 14, 2004
    DIXIE
    Yep pretty much concluded even thought this has no shield it's the equivalent. The original setup didn't have a tap and I see no reason to put a tapped pup in a bass if you're not going to tap it.