Kind of a noob pickup question, Mustang related

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Kind of a noob pickup question, Mustang related

Post by Con-Tiki! » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:20 am

So, I'm working on a Mustang parts-guitar, and need to get some pickups.

Stock, are Mustang pickups wound like the bridge/middle of a strat, or are they two identical pickups?
I have some spare singles to work with, but the Mustang switching options are messing with my ability to figure this out.

I have another stock Mustang, and want this guitar to behave the same way.
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Re: Kind of a noob pickup question, Mustang related

Post by Horsefeather » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:14 pm

One is RWRP like a strat.

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Re: Kind of a noob pickup question, Mustang related

Post by epizootics » Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:17 pm

Yes indeed. Just check your pickups with a compass and pick two that have opposite polarities. They don't need to be reverse wound - the wiring of the Mustang will allow you to select the phase anyway. If it really bothers you to have the 'out of phase' in a different position than on your other guitar (there's a 50/50 chance!), just swap the hot & ground leads coming from one of the pickups and Robert is your mother's brother.

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Re: Kind of a noob pickup question, Mustang related

Post by Con-Tiki! » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:19 am

Nice, thanks!
(Christopher, also)
I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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