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  • Fixing out-of-phase pickups?

    Ya know, when you pop in a new bridge pickup and it goes out-of-phase with the neck pickup when you have the toggle in the middle position and gives you that funky "wah pedal half-cocked" sound. Anyone know the fix for this? I used to know how to do this a long time ago, but there have been oh-so-many beers since then. [img]/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Re: Fixing out-of-phase pickups?

    Swap the hot with the ground. If you have either 2 wire or 4 wire pickups, unsolder the wire going to the ground and the wire going to the pot and reverse them. The tap wires on a 4 wire don't need to be touched. It's a little trickier if you have a single wire and a braided shield.

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      Re: Fixing out-of-phase pickups?

      i believe you can also unscrew the bobbins & reverse the magnet.

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      • #4
        Re: Fixing out-of-phase pickups?

        J - That's also a possibility if the pickups are magnetically out of phase and not electrically out of phase.

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          Re: Fixing out-of-phase pickups?

          cool how can u tell the differnce of which type of out of phase it is?

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            Re: Fixing out-of-phase pickups?

            Like poles repel, opposites attract.

            If the out-of-phase pickup is a Duncan, swap the green and black wires.
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