I have a nashville tele in the shop, and I was asked to install a set of scn noiseless tele pickups in the neck and bridge, but leave the texas special in the middle. This is the model that has 3 pickups and a 5 way. The SCN pickups are dual conductor, so the neck is black white green, and the bridge is black yellow green. If they were wired into a standard tele without the s1 switch it would look like this....
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I used the same configuration as above to the same hot connections the stock setup had. My problem is that positions 2 and 4 are out of phase. My thought is that in a standard tele, the neck is reverse phase / polarity with the bridge. In the stock nashville wiring, maybe all three pickups were the same polarity? I imagine they wouldn't have made a special neck pickup just for this guitar so that it would have standard 5 way function. Any ideas?
Totally, i'm a DiMarzio dealer and I put a fast track in a tele I built a while back. I specifically picked it because it didn't re-invent the wheel tonally, just gave me a bit "more". I'll take another stab at the existing setup and if I start putting too much time into it, i'll see how the owner feels about other options.
Agree about the Di Marzios , but all you need to do is reverse the connections to the middle pickup , see my earlier post .
Update...figured out why reversing the middle pickup didn't work and got everything working. Everything is in phase, but because everything is now the same direction, positions 2-4 have cycle hum. At least we're better off than before, and I still have all my hair.
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