Hoborg Posted December 10, 2005 Report Share Posted December 10, 2005 Hi. I've been looking around on the forum and there are a lot of posts here that are way over my head. Sorry if there is some place with all this information on it that I am missing, but I havent found anything that makes sense to me. Basically I have a rather crappy guitar (an oldold (but not old enough to be good) Epiphone/fake Gibson Les Paul). I experimented with the frets, took them all off, and shoddily put on new ones to make a 19-tone justly tuned guitar. It looks ridiculous but it's actually working pretty well so far. Anyway, I just bought a neck pickup off ebay for cheap, a Fender Atomic Humbucker. I want to install this guy and see if it improves the tone of this wacky guitar at all. I'll leave the bridge pickup alone for now, maybe replace that one if this one proves worthwhile. I found info here that tells me that Red is "start" and Black is "finish" on the screw-pole coil and Green is "start" and white is "finish" on the slug-pole coil. I have no idea what start and finish are, but I suppose that is some good information to start with. Based on the orientation of the wires on the original pickup, and that the screw-side of the new pickup should be facing toward the neck of the guitar (right? I just looked at some guitars and thats how they were), I figure the green and black wires in the guitar already will match up with the green and black wires on the new pickup, red can connect to white and white to red. Can I make that assumption? Could I just twist those wires together, tape them up, and be done with it, or is that not reccomended? There should be a soldering iron around here somewhere, so I could do it the proper way also, if I knew what the proper way was. In the guitar already it looks like all the wires from the neck pickup are soldered to the top of the volume pot, except the red one, which is soldered to one of the prongs coming off of the volume pot. er.. if someone could point me in some direction, that would be greatly appreciated. No instructions came with the pickup and fender's got none on their site, so I'm pretty lost. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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