Precision Custom Shop Pickups Orientation/Direction question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tusitala, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. tusitala


    Nov 15, 2004
    Hi, I bought these beautiful pickups:
    Custom Shop '62 Precision Bass® Pickup | Accessories
    to mount theme on a custom built P/J project.

    My luthier mounted them as if we were looking at this picture:
    Screenshot_2019-06-11 Fender Custom Shop 62 P-Bass Pickup(1).png

    Imagine having the potentiometers on the right, so that the wires take a 180 degrees turn, travel underneath the pickups to get back to the pots.

    My question is: is it right?
    Is there a difference from this to turning them the other way around so that the wires are closer to the potentiometers?

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Best regards
  2. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    no difference at all. they should be mounted in a way that allows for easy routing of the wires, that's it.

    ...OK, one esoteric variable: if you find that you hear noise when playing because your fingers are touching the polepieces and you tend to hit the poles on one coil more than the other coil, place the pickup so that the coil with its black wire going to ground is the coil you touch more often. that coil will make less noise when you touch it, because its poles are wrapped right around the ground end of the coil wire.
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  3. tusitala


    Nov 15, 2004
    Thank you very much Walter!
  4. basadam


    Nov 29, 2005