somedaysurfer Posted July 3, 2007 Report Share Posted July 3, 2007 I posted a dilemma I was having a few days ago but wanted to start with a simpler question to try to fix it: I'm trying to install an old humbucker with a single conductor line into the neck position on my telecaster. For all the diagrams available online telling you how to install modern humbuckers, I have yet to find a single one that tells how to put one like mine into a telecaster. My best guess was to solder the outer sleeve (the ground, as I understand it) to the back of the volume pot, then solder the inner black wire (the hot output, right?) to the pickup selector. Now, as previously stated, while this configuration allowed both pickups to work, it seems to have rendered the volume and tone pots unable to do anythign but carry a charge. In other words, when I twist either knob, nothing at all happens. As suggested by other members of the forum, I am going to go through and double-check to make sure all the solder points are solid. Admittedly, some of those connections were kinda gnarly, with maybe only half the inner strands making contact, for example. But I wanted to at least make sure I had the right idea with connecting the neck pickup. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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