Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 3:43 AM (in response to ryancola)Re: Unsuccessful JTV pickup swap :(
You cannot go by colors - they are very different on different brands.
You must figure out what is each coil to start with on the original pickup - use a multimeter ohm measurement.
And you can see that no wires are broken as well. Wire for coil are really, really thin, so they break easily.
Does this fit the wiring you did now - what belongs to each coil on the new pickup?
You could also try rewax you original pickup and put it back. It might fix microphonic and all of it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to Nipp)Re: Unsuccessful JTV pickup swap :(
I didn't use the same colors; I used wiring diagrams for each of the pickups to match up which leads were which. Unfortunately I don't have a multimeter and I wouldn't know what to do with it if I did. I could try repotting the pickup I suppose, might do that before I try sending it in for repair. Thanks for the tip.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to ryancola)Re: Unsuccessful JTV pickup swap :(
If you are to fiddle with guitar, if you excuse the wording, then a digital multimeter is a really good investment, and it's cheap - around $30-$50 or so or even cheaper.Or just borrow one from a friend.
Just put one prope on each cable, metering to ohm(20k or more scale) and you will see where you have contact or not.
Full high output humbucker is maybe 13-15kohm, and one coil half of that around 7-8k.
If having two cords that connect(around 8k, or less than infinite ohms) these are same coil.
Knowing that, now it's only about getting phase right. It's easier with a analog meter, but could be done with digital too.
Basically you set it to measure volts, connect as before, and hitting pickup lightly with something magnetic - like a screw driver - you can see if voltage rise or not - when pushing screw driver towards magnetic poles. Switch direction and pull screw driver if not voltage is shown. You should get a reaction in one direction at least - positive or negative. Doing that test on original and new pickup you can get it right, matching them.
For phase test, you might need to set right high sensitivity to mV, millivolts or so.