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 Post subject: Fender Start Hot Noiseless Pickup positioning
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:41 pm 
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I have just bought a set of fender stratocaster hot noiseless pickups. I can identify the bridge pickup as it has a yellow wire but the other two pickups are identical. Does it matter which position they go i.e. middle or neck?


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 Post subject: Re: Fender Start Hot Noiseless Pickup positioning
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:07 pm 
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A Fender pickup with a yellow lead-in wire generally indicates that it's RP/RW and thus intended for the middle position.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:17 pm 
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The fender diagram specifically mentions the pickup with the yellow is the bridge. There is however no distnguishing marks on the other two pickups to suggest where they go.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Howdy & Welcome!

Yellow = Bridge pickup for the Hot Noiseless set. The Neck and Middle should be the same pickup, so can go either way.

FWIW: I too own a set of Hot Noiseless pups and there currently housed in my No.1 Strat.

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They've got a nice contemporary tone and I'm finding them great for home recording.

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 Post subject: Re: Fender Start Hot Noiseless Pickup positioning
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+1, Andy.

Thanks for the clarification.

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+1, Andy.

Thanks for the clarification.

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No problem!

It would be too easy for pickup manufacturers to standardise their wiring colour translations wouldn't it?

Ah well, it keeps the modding community on their toes. :wink:

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Retroverbial wrote:
A Fender pickup with a yellow lead-in wire generally indicates that it's RP/RW and thus intended for the middle position.

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Since they are noiseless, there is no RP/RW pickup. :wink:

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