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Thread: Newark Street Pickup Balance

  1. #11
    Thanks for the info. The weekend was crazy so I haven't gotten around to changing it out. Currently my bridge pickup is very high, and the neck is very low. The problem has persisted. I am hoping that when I open it up it has the quick connectors that GAD mentioned. That'd be a huge time saver! But we'll see.

    I'm not too worried about the pole pieces misaligned. I've read some conflicting opinions on it but if changing PU location makes the neck PU work the way I am hoping, it would be a small price to pay.

    I am hoping to finish up all the Christmas shopping with/for my wife this week, and then open up the SFV towards the weekend. But with the holidays approaching that may be a fantasy. Lol.

    I've never worked on a semi/hollow body at all. I don't need to do anything special to take the PU out, right? Just use a screw driver and be careful not the mess-up the finish or cross thread the screw holes. All that sort...

  2. #12
    Things will go a lot easier if the pickups use accessible quick connects. Otherwise you'll have to fish the pots out of the guitar's body so you can de-/re-solder. It's a fiddly job…I've done it, once, and would rather not have to do it again. (With all recent pickup changes I've been adding Mouser Molex quick connects to the guitar's wiring. Once installed (it's pretty easy) changing/swapping pickups is a breeze.)

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    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Quantum Strummer View Post
    Things will go a lot easier if the pickups use accessible quick connects. Otherwise you'll have to fish the pots out of the guitar's body so you can de-/re-solder. It's a fiddly job…I've done it, once, and would rather not have to do it again. (With all recent pickup changes I've been adding Mouser Molex quick connects to the guitar's wiring. Once installed (it's pretty easy) changing/swapping pickups is a breeze.)

    -Dave-
    why not just desolder at the back of the pickup? the old Antihums had these handy connectors soldered to the base
    1957 X175 (ex)
    1960 Starfire III (ex)
    1962 X175
    1966 Starfire III (ex)
    1966 Duane Eddy DE-400
    2002 Starfire III-90

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by parker_knoll View Post
    why not just desolder at the back of the pickup? the old Antihums had these handy connectors soldered to the base
    Hadn't thought of that…assuming the reissue anti-hums also have the terminals. IMO quick connects will be better still, though.

    -Dave-
    1962 F-20 Troubadour
    1970 M-75 Bluesbird
    1971 S-100 "Black Cherry"
    1973 S-100 "Nature Boy"
    1990 Nightbird Custom
    1999 X-170T
    2013 NS M-75 Aristocrat
    2016 NS S-200 T-bird

    c. 1971 Foxey Lady

  5. #15
    Yes - LB1s do have terminals:

    '60s: [ SF3 ]
    '70s: [ S70 | S300ADs ]
    '80s: [ X79-3 | X80s | X82 | X100 | X175 | S281 | BHM1 ]
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    '90s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SF3,4,5 | BB | NB | NB DX ]
    '90s: [ X2000 | X3000 | X4000 | DV72 | BHM1 ]
    '00s: [ SF3 | SF4 | BB-90 | X160R ]
    '10s:
    [ Jetstar ]

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  6. #16
    I change those without even removing the strings :)
    1957 X175 (ex)
    1960 Starfire III (ex)
    1962 X175
    1966 Starfire III (ex)
    1966 Duane Eddy DE-400
    2002 Starfire III-90

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    Yes - LB1s do have terminals:

    LOL, conveniently covered in a blob of epoxy, it seems...

    '66 Starfire XII (sunburst) SOLD
    '71 S-100 (natural) SOLD
    '74 Starfire VI (walnut/mahogany body) TRADED
    '94 X-700 (natural)

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    It's rubbery, and you can push it off cleanly with finger pressure.
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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Default View Post
    It's rubbery, and you can push it off cleanly with finger pressure.
    that's what she said etc. :)
    1957 X175 (ex)
    1960 Starfire III (ex)
    1962 X175
    1966 Starfire III (ex)
    1966 Duane Eddy DE-400
    2002 Starfire III-90

  10. #20
    So I took the pickup out, and mine does not have a quick connect. But looking at it, I think I came to the same conclusion you guys did. Is it possible to just desolder/remove the pickup, put it in the other cavity, and reconnect? The volume and tone and master volume should all be correct still, right? I may be over simplifying.

    So, in short, can I just desolder at the back of the pickup, and resolder in the new location?

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