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Dave Sloven

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Melted pickup wire insulation causing short?
« on: June 13, 2017, 06:46:34 AM »
Looks like I have melted the insulation on my bridge pickup wire a bit with the soldering iron.  The soldering iron has been a real PITA recently and hence I have had several attempts at getting a good connection.  I seem to have a good connection on the neck pickup now after trimming the wires back a bit and using baker's soldering fluid but and the same with the bridge pickup but when I touch wires inside the cavity the bridge pickup seems to short out.  I am wondering if the slightly melted insulation might have damaged the insulation on the hot wire inside and it is shorting against the black and/or bare wires.

I would have to cut quite a lot off the bridge pickup wires and I really don't want to do that if I don't have to.  They are expensive pickups (BKP Warpigs).

Hoping some of you have some experience to share
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civilaggie06

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Re: Melted pickup wire insulation causing short?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
I was going to ask if you had a picture of the cavity where all the wires are running? To see where the short may be occurring?

depending on where and how the short is happening there may be a few different solutions depending on how intense the issue.


Dave Sloven

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Re: Melted pickup wire insulation causing short?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 08:21:18 AM »
This has been worked out.  There was a problem with the pot
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