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 Post subject: Pickup leads (neck & bridge) connection location to harness
 Post Posted: Sun May 01, 2022 6:11 am 
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Can anyone tell me where the hot leads from the pickups solder to, on a 360, 5 control system? I am sorry, I cannot figure out how to attach an image of my harness.


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup leads (neck & bridge) connection location to harn
 Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2022 6:01 pm 
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Check this diagram:

https://diagramweb.net/img/rickenbacker ... iagram.gif

This may be better:
https://diagramweb.net/img/rickenbacker ... ram-16.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup leads (neck & bridge) connection location to harn
 Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2022 2:39 am 
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Forget that 2nd link -- it's really for a bass with 4 pots; mislabeled, got faked out.

Here's something else. Study the photos carefully:
https://www.rickresource.com/forum/view ... p?t=396373

Sometimes you have to study more than one diagram/photo to get a comprehensive picture.

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARC0Aw

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1304/ ... 1589082707


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 Post subject: Re: Pickup leads (neck & bridge) connection location to harn
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:09 am 
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So, I've been doing a little diving into RIC electronics, mainly trying to figure out why my neck/bass tone control has no tone change effect. Anyway, here's a few photos, 6 altogether split between two posts (seems to be a limit of three per post). These photos are of my 330/6, which except for the stereo output jacks, is similar to a 360. All wiring, regardless of guitar, begins with pickup connections at the switch. From the switch, selected pickup signals zip along to the capacitors and potentiometers that modify or control the nature of the output to an amplifier.

For the folks interested but entirely uninitiated, I began by posting just a couple of photos of the switch. The switch design is pretty interesting, in that unlike a true selector switch on a telecaster, etc., the center position of the RIC toggle has both pickups always "on." When selecting the bridge/treble pickup, the toggle disconnects the neck/bass pickup connection, leaving the bridge pickup on. When selecting the neck pickup (or neck & middle pickups for unmodified 3-pickup guitars) the toggle disconnects the bridge pickup. A steady-state system:
everything always on until something isn't.

Anyway, I've numbered the photos in case they get loaded up out of order:


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File comment: Switch, upright side view
1. Switch upright side view.jpg [223.23 KiB]
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File comment: Switch connection terminals
2. Switch connection terminals.jpg [254.11 KiB]
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File comment: Pickup connections to switch terminals
3. Pickup connections to switch.jpg [179.24 KiB]
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 Post subject: Re: Pickup leads (neck & bridge) connection location to harn
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:12 am 
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PART TWO -- THREE MORE PHOTOS:


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File comment: Overview of 330 electronics
4. Overview of 330 electronics.JPG [193.61 KiB]
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File comment: Bridge (Treble) Pickup Connections
5. Bridge-Treble Pickup Connections.JPG [214.02 KiB]
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File comment: Neck (Bass) Pickup Connections
6. Neck-Bass Pickup Connections.JPG [189.65 KiB]
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 Post subject: Re: Pickup leads (neck & bridge) connection location to harn
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2022 7:27 am 
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Yikes! I'll have to trim off some of that defective wire & insulation and re-solder that pickup connection from the neck/bass pickup; pretty shaky. You really notice a lot more in an enlarged closeup photo than with a naked eye. (photo #6)


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