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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

I have got a mexican tele, and recently was given some stock gibson pups, so thought i woud replace the neck pup on my tele with a gibson 'bucker.

I am reasonably confident that im not the first person to do this, largely as the tele is pre routed to take a bucker, however, i am totally failing to find a wiring diagram for this conversion on the net. Can anyone point me towards one?

also, is there anything else i should think about? i am good with a soldering iron, so no problems there, and was just wanting the standard tele 3 way, but with a humbucker in the neck, not the single. Im assuming there are a few different configurations for the 'middle' position on the selector, so what should i do? (i play post rock, noisy stuff)

I was also going to fit a kill switch.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2008, 09:55 AM
 
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

if it is a gibson humbucker as you say, it "should" be a single conductor with braid. solder the braid to the volume pot and the insulated condutor to where the tele neck pickup was before. done!

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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

Cheers, i wont need any resistors or anything?
when in middle setting will that mean i have the bucker and the single going at he same time?
(mmmmm)

will there me a massive volume drop between the two pups?

(sorry for the bumper loads of questions!!)

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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

Go to fender's website and look for the wiring diagram for the Vintage Hot ROd 52 Telecaster.
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

The Gibson pup will be hotter than a tele bridge so you may want to lower it into the body a little more to balance the 2. If the humbucker is a 4 wire, you could coil tap it with a pull pot or (if you don't use the tone knob) use the tone pot to kill one coil for more tone variations.
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

cool cheers guys, i have two more (reasonably foolish) questions

1) how do i tell the neck from the bridge pup of the stock set?

2) is there a 'right way round' to have them?

thanks a lot for your help guys!

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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

generally the wires coming out of the neck pup will be longer,the bridge pup is further away from the control cavity
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

you mean the bridge pup is the closest to the control cavity
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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

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you mean the bridge pup is the closest to the control cavity
He's referring to where the wires come out of the base plate.



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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

Either way I'd assume after 3.5 years he's got it figure out
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Either way I'd assume after 3.5 years he's got it figure out
LOL--yeah, but maybe the last poster was confused...lol



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Re: Wiring a Telecaster for Humbucker and single coil

look up TheArdenwood on youtube. i cant post the link to the video on how to wire till i have 10 posts here? wtf?
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