Back from the dead, T1a restoration

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:03 am

So as the sub title suggests I need some help with wiring in a new pair of pickups, been tearing my (thinning) hair out all afternoon and just can't get sorted.
Ive got this Artec HB set with
Green - Live
Red & White - split
Black & Chrome - Earth

now, when I removed the MMK45' I cut the wires neat in the cavity so I don't need to fish about with the iron and just solder wire to wire.
Neck pup is fine, but I can't get the bridge to coil cut and phase reverse together, either way I wire this I'm getting just coil cut OR phase reverse....driving me nuts.

I take it the 45's bridge is:
white = live
red = coil
green = phase?

or am I way off? which of the new pups wires do I attach to which 45 wire?

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:03 pm

Got it, I think.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by gittarasaurus on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:20 pm

on the MMK45, the green and white wires go to the phase reverse switch
red goes to the coil tap switch

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:26 pm

Yep, †I left the original soldering in place and left 2" of pup cable to work with.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Barry on Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:48 pm

I love a happy ending. *sniff*

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Westbone on Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:20 am

This is the second time you've done this.

Do it same as the first..... Razz

Artec's are a different colour code


http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t5297-wiring-coils-together-in-an-mmk75

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:09 am

No damian it's more like the 10th time, †but will I learn? †No.†
It was just the different colour codes I struggled with, †plus guitar wiring just doesn't want to lodge itself in my thick head no matter how many times I try.

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Westbone on Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:20 am

In the voice of Micheal Caine

"well take a bloody photo then"

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Adey on Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:00 pm

Sgt Vimes, I have indeed been inspired to do a bit of refinishing an old neck through I picked up cheap and fancied a go with a stain (to the wings) and then clear lacquer ove the whole lot...

What stain did you use for you Thunder?

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:37 pm

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/141315091674?_mwBanner=1

I'm doing this on my phone so the link may not display properly, †the link is on page 2 of this thread.†

Bolgers water based, a little goes a lonnngg looonnnggg way ;-)

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:12 am

Here's a little late update on how this looked with the gold Artec pups (bought for the prestige before I sourced the MMK75's)


Didn't like these at all in this, looked fine but sadly they are sterile, characterless and now back in the drawer waiting to go in a guitar to sell Neutral

I guess you DO get what you pay for.....£25 a pair....

EDIT:† sourced one more brass knob to complete a set, nice Surprised

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Re: Back from the dead, T1a restoration

Post by Racing on Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:11 am

Good job!

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