Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Re: PGM wiring question - Please help, pretty please!!
Sounds to me like you've wired it correctly.
Issue is, was this pickup designed primarily to go in a Strat?
Strats have 250K pots, where as guitars primarily with humbuckers have 500K pots. The higher the resistance the pot, the brighter, and perhaps the more shrill a pickup will sound.
I have a feeling you are just hearing how that particular pickup will sound when its paired with a 500K pot.
I wonder (and I've only just thought of it, it very well may not work), if you put a 250K resistor inline with the pickup 'hot' wire and pickup selector, whether or not that will throw in the equivelant resistance you would have if you had just a 250K pot in the guitar?
Might be worth a try, and would only cost a few cents.