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SD Quarter Pound SPB3 question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Stinsok, Mar 14, 2003.


  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Got mine today. There is only one lead attached to the pickups(white.) Shouldn't there be a black attached as well? There is a loose black wire in the box, but it has not been stripped for connection. Is the black wire optional?
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Yes, the black wire should be attached. Check the wiring diagram at the SD website, and it will show you what to do. Be very careful soldering it back on, as the magnet wire is soldered to the other side.
     
  3. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Thanks, the black wire was never soldered in the first place-maybe it was made on a Friday afternoon.
     
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I installed the Quarter Pound pickup in my Peavey Milestone II today. The stock pickup was functional and fairly low noise, but had no "soul." The QP added a lot of low end and clarity.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I'm glad you get the p/u to work. <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif"> I added a 1/4LB to a MIM P bass & it brought the bass to life!!!! Congrats.
     
  6. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Thanks, I am waiting on a Gotoh 201 bridge from Warmoth. After that, maybe some new tuners. With the tuners I will have about 250 invested in a decent sounding bass. I was fortunate that it has a good neck and plays very well.