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Pickup direction?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Flow Of Time, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. Flow Of Time

    Flow Of Time Member

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    So, I'm going to swap my JBs for Blackhawks today.
    With Duncans, the direction the pickup has to be put in, is pretty clear. The logo always has to face the bridge.

    On the Blackhawks though, there is no such thing (only a logo on the rear)…

    Anyone got an idea, how to figure out the right direction?
     
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    Isn't there a logo or some text if you flip the pickup around and look at the baseplate?
     
  3. Flow Of Time

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    Yes there is a logo on the backside, but the logos were pointing in different directions when the pickups were in the box. Sorry I guees I'm having problems describing it in english right now…

    Oh man, this is depressing:
    I found a video, but it doesn't show what I'm looking for. Some dude even asked the same question in the comments:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FLkMS7wYtk
     
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    Replacing JBs? Are one of the best pickups around the world !!
     
  5. BearOnGuitar

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    I get what you mean. I assume that both pickups are meant to be facing in the same direction, with the logo facing up. Best would be to contact BKP directly though.
     
  6. Mattayus

    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot

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    Generally speaking, the adjustable pole pieces go towards the bridge on the bridge pickup, and the neck on the neck pickup.

    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Good idea, I just called them and they told me that it doesn't matter which way you put them in, since they're symmetrically wound.
    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    I always put them in with the wires towards the cavity.
     
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    Mattayus Sir Groove-A-Lot

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    ^ That's true for most if not all bridge pickups, but a lot of the time the neck pickup is at the other end (like on Seymour Duncans) just to make it unnecessarily confusing :lol:
     
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    With Bare Knuckles, the bridge pickup will have the wire closest to the cavity, the neck pickup will be inverted so at the top left of the pickup if you're looking at the guitar vertically from the front. However, in the case of the Blackhawks, the wind is symmetrical across both coils so there will be no difference whichever way around you mount it.
     

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