EMG Solderless Install Help

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  1. op1e

    op1e Spirit Taker

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    I'm scratching my head here, missing something stupid. Everything is solderless.
    Here's my setup...

    81tw bridge, SA neck.
    EMG coil tap switch
    Solderless strat 3 way
    Volume/Tone

    It goes 81tw - Coil Tap switch, out of that to volume pot. Out of volume pot to 3 way switch.
    Bridge Tone out of 3 way to tone pot. Volume works, tone works.

    Middle works with both, Neck pickup works. Coil tap works. Bridge on its own doesn't work.
    I R dumb pleez help.
     
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    Crash Dandicoot ยป Supra-ise!

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    If you've got a photo of the control cavity that might be a bit easier for others to help diagnose your issue. I've had bad EMG leads before but prior to jumping on the faulty hardware bandwagon I prefer the "check the fuse" sort of approach.
     
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    Flipped connector maybe?

    PS first find out from someone who isn't me if TWs can be burnt out by flipping the connector accidentally before trying
     
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    I double triple check that the little arrow thing is on the top left when I plug them in. My foreman at work burnt up a brand new set of Dave Ellefson bass pickups that way and I'm paranoid. My main issue is routing of all this. I know for sure cause the pickup has like 5 leads that it has to go into the coil tap switch first. Then I assumed jumper off that goes to Volume. Then from there to selector, where it's in the bridge pickup input. All the power leads are into the 3 way switch per the diagram. Think I'm gonna abandon the coil tap switch for now and go back to the push pull. Might make sense then.
     

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