Hey all

Is there any way to measure which wires are Hot, ground and/or Coil tap with a multimeter?
Two leads are the start and finish of the entire coil, while one is a tap part of the way through. The DC resistance between the coil tap lead and either of the other two should be lower than the DC resistance of the start and finish leads, so you can determine it by checking the resistance between them in pairs.

Which of the start and finish leads becomes your hot and which becomes your ground is another matter entirely determined by the polarity and winding direction of the pickup relative to that of the pickups you're using it with in that winding direction and polarity determine the phase of the pickup.

Last edited by Mike-T93 at May 17, 2010,