I recently rewired and replaced the pickups in my epiphone sheraton. The problem I have is the neck way overpowers the bridge by quite a margin. Ive tried adjusting pickup height made no difference. I even swaped the two wires on both pickups and it still sounds the same. I have used the standard wiring diagrams. Its not the pickups cause I have tried others with the same result anyone help me?
Post by ironiguana on May 31, 2008 10:50:40 GMT -5
One option is to use a lower output neck or higher output bridge pu. Unless your in love with the pu's you have now...
I had a LP with 2 P-90's. I had the same problem with the neck overpowering the bridge PU in the middle position. I preferred the neck pu between the 2 so I went for a JB in the bridge (higher output) and really like the combo. Middle position is sweet.
I even swaped the two wires on both pickups and it still sounds the same.
I don't know that what you are describing is an out-of-phase problem, but that must have been one of your considerations since you were a'swapping wires. But if you swapped BOTH pickup's wires, then you simply went out-of-phase again, 180 degrees from where you started.
To bring them back in phase, you would swap the connections for only one of the two pups.