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Help with Lil Killer pickup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Dondabass, Jul 5, 2012.


  1. Dondabass

    Dondabass

    Feb 25, 2005
    Massachusetts
    Recently slapped a 10k Lil killer into my Bronco. I think my wiring is correct, but here are some ugly symptoms:
    Low output (about 1/3 the volume of my other pups),
    Unbalanced sound (loud E and G strings in relation to A and D)
    Farting and burping when trying to dig in (especially on E string).
    No it's not the amp.

    Are there any ideas out there? Could it be wiring?
    Thanks
     
  2. Dondabass

    Dondabass

    Feb 25, 2005
    Massachusetts
    I solved the burping and farting with the pickup. Had to move it WAY away from the strings, close to flush. Balance is better, but what about the REALLY low output?
     
  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    A 10K pickup should not have low output. I'd check your wiring again.

    Otherwise you might have a defective pickup.
     
  4. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Banned

    Sounds like you've got some loose wiring, or you wired it out-of- phase or only hooked up one coil. I put one in my brothers Bronco with a series/parallel/kill switch and it sounds great.
     
  5. Dondabass

    Dondabass

    Feb 25, 2005
    Massachusetts
    Thanks for the tips; sounds like wiring to me. Does anyone out there have a diagram that they can post?
    I taped off the red and white wires and used the other two (hot and ground). Must be something wrong...
     
  6. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Did you connect the red and white together?
     
  7. Dondabass

    Dondabass

    Feb 25, 2005
    Massachusetts
    I don't know; my son did it for me. Should they be taped together?
     
  8. Crater

    Crater

    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Soldered together, then taped so they don't ground out inside the control cavity.
     
  9. Dondabass

    Dondabass

    Feb 25, 2005
    Massachusetts
    I'll check it out; thanks!
     

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