Upgrade on pickups

colett

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I have an Epiphone guitar and my friend is selling a set of Seymour Duncan APH-2S Slash Alnico II Pro Set R.Zebra , so i said i might buy them if they sound good on my Epiphone, well i know how to solider that is not a problem but i just want to make sure all the wiring is ok or if i need to changing anything before installing the pick ups , not sure what all that silver is inside it was like that when i opened it .

 

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If it's working properly, then it's wired right. As to the foil, it was someone's attempt to silence the hum they thought they heard. Needed? Not really with hums. I would peal it away, and use shielding paint.
 

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Kind of a mixed message here :facepalm:
Uhhh, yeah, but I just came back from Physical therapy, and my mind isn't quite right. I SHOULD have said, " If I thought it needed shieilding, I would use the paint." My bad.:doh:
Besides that foil that whoever used, looks like it could short out the pots.
 

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I'd remove the foil too.

As for the wiring if you are happy with your pot tapers and all that, just change your pickups.
 

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I'd remove the foil too.

As for the wiring if you are happy with your pot tapers and all that, just change your pickups.
well i am going to test the pots out to see if there working fully , but just wondering is it normal for the pickups and wires to be soldered on top of the pot rather than the points on the pots , Don't know much about them
 

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well i am going to test the pots out to see if there working fully , but just wondering is it normal for the pickups and wires to be soldered on top of the pot rather than the points on the pots , Don't know much about them
The outside of the vintage braided wires (the woven metal part) is the ground. The inside of those are soldered to the pot lugs because those are the hot wire part. And then you solder the metal casing on the outside to the top (or side) of the pot to ground it.
 

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The outside of the vintage braided wires (the woven metal part) is the ground. The inside of those are soldered to the pot lugs because those are the hot wire part. And then you solder the metal casing on the outside to the top (or side) of the pot to ground it.
the pots are 500k i only tested one i am really just learning how to test them but the pot reading is slightly higher 508.1 ohms and end and wiper pin turned down i get 1.8 ohms full turned 508.4 ohms
 

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the pots are 500k i only tested one i am really just learning how to test them but the pot reading is slightly higher 508.1 ohms and end and wiper pin turned down i get 1.8 ohms full turned 508.4 ohms
That's fine. A 500k pot with a 10% tolerance can be anywhere between 450k ohm and 550k ohm.
 

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Can we see the actual guitar we're talking about ?
What are the pickups in there now ?
 

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Can we see the actual guitar we're talking about ?
What are the pickups in there now ?
the guitar is a Epiphone joe perry boneyard , the pickups are Gibson Burstbucker , never really like the neck pick up sound that much the bridge pickup is what i like the most . heavy guitar , had it for nearly 20 years i think .
 


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