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How to install a 4 WAY Tele
Thank you for choosing Gunstreet. Below is the step by step instructions for your 4 way tele harness. Please note that these instructions are best used when paired with the wiring diagram we included in your box.
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Most Common Pickup Wires
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Let's Start with the deconstruction
Remove the 2 plate screws
Make sure and take note of two things what color your pickup wires are and what ground wires you have. in this example the bridge pickup features a yellow and black wire and the neck is white and black
Remove the output
Next remove the output jack and remove any wires attached to the guitars wiring. Make sure once you are done to arrange the wires in a way you can remember what they are. i.e neck pickup wires together, bridge pickup wires together, and any grounds together. Install the new wiring onto the metal plate
lets start with the neck pickup
bridge hot output
Start with the yellow bridge hot wire by soldering it to the top right right lug named "5" on the diagram above
Neck hot output
next, solder the white neck hot output to the second second to top lug on the right named "4" on the diagram below
Neck Pickup Ground
Next solder the Neck pickups winding finish ground to The bottom left lug named A Above
Most important Part
Next, combine the "Ground Wire" coming from your guitars Bridge pickup and the "Ground Wire" coming from your guitars actual bridge and your Necks second ground to the casing casing of the volume pot. This will ground the whole guitar stopping most buzzing when touching the metal parts. Once that is done go ahead and reinstall the metal plate to the guitar.
You can test if the wiring is working by going through the controls while lightly tapping the pickups with a metal object. If you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Position 1: Neck Pickup
Position 3: Neck & Bridge Pickup
Position 3: Bridge Pickup
Neck & Bridge in Series
This set up is design to make the two pickups act like a humbucker. Meaning instead of two single coils with individual outputs (Example Neck 8k, Bridge 8.5k) you have a combined pickup with one big output (16.5k) and the more output it his the more it picks up!