Which Pickup is Which in My Les Paul?

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  1. coyoteblue

    coyoteblue Member

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    I replaced the stock pups in my Les Paul Standard last year and want to put them back in, but I didn't mark them when taking them out. The only difference I can see is that one has 4 small screws in the back and the other 4 larger screws. Which is the neck, which the bridge pup?
     
  2. big mike

    big mike Gold Supporting Member

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    Which has the longer lead?
     
  3. coyoteblue

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    They're the same length!
     
  4. big mike

    big mike Gold Supporting Member

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    Well THAT makes it difficult.
     
  5. mockoman

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    Measure the resistance,and put the hotter one in the bridge.
     
  6. DGDGBD

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    If you have an multimeter, measure the resistance between the two leads of each pickup. The pickup with the higher resistance should be the bridge pickup.
     
  7. coyoteblue

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    Actually, I figured it out looking at the poles. Adjustable poles on top =neck; adjustable poles on bottom=bridge. Thanks.
     

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