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Fender Highway 1 swap in question

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by Nerd Hang, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Nerd Hang

    Nerd Hang Strat-Talk Member

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    Feb 6, 2017
    San Francisco
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    tried researching, but couldnt find a definitive answe.

    do i have my fender highway 1 pickups arranged in the correct order (top being neck, bottom being bridge)? they’re going into a project strat made from a spare body and neck.

    what difference does the placement of the single coils make?

    thanks in advance.
     

  2. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Probably not much if any difference at all.

    the easiest way to tell, is the one with the longest wires was in the neck position.
     

  3. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    I believe most would put the stronger of the two toward the bridge.
     

  4. Nerd Hang

    Nerd Hang Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    10
    Feb 6, 2017
    San Francisco
    Thanks for the input.

    Just curious, would there be a way to determine which single coil is stronger—visually (or at least without fully installing them)?
     

  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX

  6. Ronnie12460

    Ronnie12460 Strat-Talker

    397
    Mar 19, 2014
    Abilene, Texas
    Longest wires should be neck pickup
     

  7. slowesthand

    slowesthand Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 23, 2011
    NY
    Bridge yellow, middle red is what is mentioned in this thread:

    http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/newbie-question-highway-1-pickups.200/
     

  8. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    It really is just this easy. Longest wires = neck pickup.
     
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