Nordstrand wiring : quick check

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by XLunacy, Mar 4, 2022.

  1. XLunacy


    Nov 28, 2013
    Asking for a quick check here.
    Nordstrand has that neat diagram showing how to wire their dual coil pickups :


    It shows a different wiring for the "neck" and "bridge" versions of a pickup (reversed).

    It seems to me that both these wiring only differ in the middle "single coil" position (which I assume is to allow hum-canceling when both pickups are in single coil mode), would that be correct ?
    Meaning that if I was only interested in the series / parallel internal wiring for each pickup, I should be able to wire them exactly the same ?

    Additional question : if I were to have a 3 pickup bass, using 2 bridge pickups and a neck pickup, wiring all 3 of them the same way each to a switch for series / parallel internal operation, I should be able to combine them in any way (with switches, or hard-wired), for instance bridge // neck, or bridge and middle in series, without any phase issue. Is that correct ?

    Thanks for your help :)
  2. Yes.

    And yes!

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  3. XLunacy


    Nov 28, 2013
    Much appreciated :hyper:
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