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Hi everyone. Quick question, I have two Fender Strat. Pickups I'm putting in a Tele ( bridge and neck). Can I reverse the leads on the neck pickup to get a middle reverse winding effect with the 2 pickups in phase?
 

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Maybe, maybe not. It would depend on what the existing state of the pickups in question is/are. They may currently be in-phase, or out-of-phase with what you wish to combine them with.

This underscores what I absolutely hate about Strats: monkeying around with the wiring is a HUGE cumbersome deal because the controls are mounted to the same pickguard that has to be installed under the strings in order to test out anything, instead of being on a separate plate like a Tele, or Jaguar, or bass.
 

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This underscores what I absolutely hate about Strats: monkeying around with the wiring is a HUGE cumbersome deal because the controls are mounted to the same pickguard that has to be installed under the strings in order to test out anything, instead of being on a separate plate like a Tele, or Jaguar, or bass.
It certainly is a pain and one of the negative aspects of an otherwise great design in general.
 

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I imagine somebody somewhere offers a 2-piece Strat pickguard that allows for leaving strings intact as wiring is modified or tested. Just why such an offering has not become mainstream is beyond me. The sheer dead weight of historical precedent, I imagine..
 

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Hi everyone. Quick question, I have two Fender Strat. Pickups I'm putting in a Tele ( bridge and neck). Can I reverse the leads on the neck pickup to get a middle reverse winding effect with the 2 pickups in phase?
To me, the answer to your question is very simple.
A typical 3 pickup strat has the middle pickup REVERSE WOUND - REVERS POLARITY that gives you the hum cancelling in the 2 and 4 positions.
You cant get a RWRP effect just by simply reversing the leads.

So... to answer your question with a question:
Which 2 strat pickups are you putting in the tele?
If its Neck and middle OR middle and bridge, your good to go.
If its the neck and bridge, they are 2 regular single coil pickups like those found in any regular Tele.

From your original question, I cant tell if its the bridge and neck position your are intalling into a tele OR a brige and neck pickup from your strat
But your answer is above.

take care
G.
 

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Sorry should have been more precise. The Strat pickups are neck and bridge, no middle it's in another build. They were going into the bridge and neck respectively of a Tele. I guess I can pull my middle reverse wound , out of the other guitar it's got a 4wire humbuckers and I'll just turn it 180 and use the Strat pickup in that neck. I was hoping to avoid that, but beats buying another middle pickup. Thanks all.
 

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The pickup magnets may need to be recharged to reverse polarity, and the metal cover disconnected from the pickup ground lead and instead wired with a separate ground wire so the hookup wires can be reversed.

Failing that the pickup may be out of phase and the cover wired to hot.


Edited to add... Sorry, these are Strat pickups in a Tele so no metal cover and no need to wire separate ground. Reverse magnetic polarity and reverse the leads.

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