Or, more accurately, I have two guitars that have never had strings, and I don't want to put strings on them if I'm going to have to work on re-wiring pickups.
So I plugged them into the amp, turned up the volume, and then tapped/touched the pickup with my fingers. If it changed the sound of the hum, that meant current was flowing through the pickup. In every case, the pickup that should have been on in the correct 5-way switch position was on. Using this method, I also learned that the position 2 (bridge + middle) tapped the humbucker bridge into a single coil.
That is, if the buzzing/cycle change when I touched a pickup pole is a valid test.
Did I do it right, or did I just waste my time?
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