RWRP question

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  1. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    I've been changing my guitar back to the stock pups and scratch plate, except adding a RWRP Tonerider classic blues.
    Coming out are a SD ssl-7n and a SD ssl-4b

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    PV '65s are back going in neck and bridge with Tonerider classic blues RWRP in middle.

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    Tonerider take the G pole down, very noticeable.

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    Everything is grounded.

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    Since tuning up, will need to setup, I've got noiseless in position 2 and 4. But does sound quieter than pups on their own 1 3 5 noise.

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    My question is;

    Does no noise mean less volume?
     
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    Noise cancelling doesn't necessarily mean less volume, but running two pickups in parallel certainly does. When you combine the coils in parallel, the inductance drops to about 60% of the pickups individually. The effect this has is reduced volume but more chime since it also moves the resonant frequency higher.
    If what you're hearing sounds very low and has a honky, cocked-wah type sound then as Daddy suggested the leads on the mid pickup might need to be switched in polarity.
    EDIT: If you have noiseless in 2 and 4, you do have them in-phase. Out of phase adds the noise of each rather than cancelling it.
     
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    great article. Thanks.

    the way I check pickups to see if they are in phase is to hook one up to a mulitmeter and then lay a knife or screwdriver across the pole pieces while watching the readout. It will jump or drop, just for a second, doesan't matter which, as long as they both do it in the same direction, they're in phase.
     
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    That's exactly it.

    I will need to try some effects pos' 2 & 4.

    Thanks.