G5122 fitting filtertron pups off 5422

Discussion in 'Electromatic Gretsch Forum' started by Simba, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. Simba

    Simba Newbie

    3
    Dec 6, 2019
    Uk
    Hi got a set of black top pickups off5420 model for my 5120.all good till get to bridge pickup on new 5420 it has 3 wires and my 5120 only had 2.any idea what spare wire connects to.connected white as that's what was wired to 51 model .but very low if any out put.also do I change the black riser rings from 5120 to the 54 model .cheers
     
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  2. FiveAces

    FiveAces Electromatic

    86
    Mar 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    IIRC when I did that very same thing, the BT pickups had 2 wires + the braided shield (which goes to common ground). As far as the mounting rings, I had to use all the hardware & mounting rings that belonged to the BT pickups because they are different in size from the original 5120 "Gretschbucker" pickups. Also the mounting holes are slightly different so I had to plug old holes and carefully position the mounting rings to cover the old holes. It turned out great and well worth the change! I still have my 5120... its a keeper! 16004760489844245595613518847957.jpg
     
  3. Simba

    Simba Newbie

    3
    Dec 6, 2019
    Uk
    Sorted now .the red wire is spliced to the sheaved earth so both earthed
     
  4. FiveAces

    FiveAces Electromatic

    86
    Mar 1, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    Great! ...ya know, it isn't official until you share pics of the completed job!
     
  5. Simba

    Simba Newbie

    3
    Dec 6, 2019
    Uk
    I tried but wont let me post pictures said file too large?
     
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