#1
Ok so I have 3 original strat pickups that I want to put them onto one of my guitars. My first question is how to identify which pickups go in which poistions. I will list my observations of each pickup below.

pickup 1

Dark blue wire
White wire

Pickup 2

Red wire
White wire

Pickup 3

Dark blue wire
White wire


Another question is, these pickups seem to have gathered quit a bit of dirt. However, is it advisable to try and clean them off? Or will this effect the wax potting?


Final question of the thread :P Has anybody got any tips on removing strings from a guitar which havn't been cut yet, but will be used again?


Thanks very much for those who help.


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#2
Im not a master of wiring, but look at the pickups. You can tell that the slanted one goes at the bridge. Thats all i got.
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#3
Check the length of the wire, usually you will find neck is the longest followed by middle, then bridge. If you have a multimeter you could just check the DC resistance bridge is highest, then middle, then neck.

Cleaning is ok just try to stay away from the coil wire.

If the strings haven't been cut just take them of, they will be fine to put back on.
#4
Quote by dave293

If the strings haven't been cut just take them of, they will be fine to put back on.


A just like lie them flat somewhere?


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#5
Yeah just unwind them and leave them alone, theyll be fine
Guitars:
Ibanez RG4EX1
Epiphone SG w/EMG's

Amps:
Peavey Windsor Head w/ JSX Cab
MicroCube (for the sake of practice at college)

Pedals :
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby
#6
Quote by gtdude114
Im not a master of wiring, but look at the pickups. You can tell that the slanted one goes at the bridge. Thats all i got.

Heh, just think about what you said there for a minute
#7
Is it fine for me to take the pickup covers off and clean them?


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#8
as long as the water doesnt touch the coils, ull be fine.
Guitars:
Ibanez RG4EX1
Epiphone SG w/EMG's

Amps:
Peavey Windsor Head w/ JSX Cab
MicroCube (for the sake of practice at college)

Pedals :
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby
#9
Quote by gtdude114
as long as the water doesnt touch the coils, ull be fine.


Im using guitar polish, just on the covers.


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#10
Quote by dave293

Cleaning is ok just try to stay away from the coil wire.
Guitars:
Ibanez RG4EX1
Epiphone SG w/EMG's

Amps:
Peavey Windsor Head w/ JSX Cab
MicroCube (for the sake of practice at college)

Pedals :
Fulltone Full Drive 2 Mosfet
Digitech Whammy
Dunlop Crybaby
#11
The red and white wired pickup is surly the middle.

And as for the strings, just unwind them from the tuning post, straighten the ends with pliers, then put a safety pin through all the ball ends (this keeps them together), and just set them in a open, but safe place.
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#13
Quote by Lordoflax
A just like lie them flat somewhere?


Lie 'em down, roll them up. Doesn't matter just try not to get any kinks in them.