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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 04:30 AM Thread Starter
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NEW-7 : B2 vs. N2 Volume, Output

I just got this used RG7620 and am having problems with the electronics as I said in my other thread. I've now noticed the bridge pickup is not as loud and is much thinner than the neck pickup. I checked this clean into my 4 track, listening through phones and watching the VU meters. So it isn't my ears I saw it on the meter too. I whipped out my Universe for comparison and of course it was normal, loud bridge, slightly quieter neck. The pickups on both guitars are set-up the same height wise.

Is this how the NEW-7's are supposed to sound? I'm thinking I should just gut the electronics on this guitar
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 08:34 AM
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the New-7s should sound very loud and sharp, so it sounds like that humbucker is accidentally wired in parallel or with the coils out of phase. since i think we've determined in that other thread that your pickup selector might not be stock, it's possible that whoever rewired it did it wrong. [although the wiring for the stock 7620 switch and the _neck_ pickup is more complicated and more likely to cause problems].

as a test, you might try hard wiring the bridge humbucker in standard in-phase, series humbucking mode. unsolder the black and white wires from the switch and connect them for the series wrap [see for color codes]. the red should be hot and the green ground, but it will work if the hot and ground are reversed [it will just change the overall phase of the pickup compared to the neck HB].

if it sounds right, the original wiring and/or switch were screwy. if it still sounds bad, maybe your pickup has different wire colors or is screwy internally.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-19-2003, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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cool, thanks for the idea, i'll try that soon.
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