SD Livewire Metal output jumper and other questions

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  1. RichIKE

    RichIKE Warforged

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    quick question, i have the seymour duncan livewire metal pickup in my guitar and the output is getting a little too hot for me. I still have the included optional resistor to pad the output, so maybe i can possibly get some clean tones with this thing haha. My question is where do I put the resistor, the included schematic does not show where.

    Another question is what would be a good neck pickup that could come closer to the output of this thing (once i put the jumper) but still retain a great clean tone. (I just want the disparities between the output of the pickups to be less evident.) Probably something passive as I have no more room for batteries in my guitar. The guitar is a Gibson SG faded.
     
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    anyone?
     
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    is it the same at the blackouts model where you can add a jumper to the back of the pickup? I thought the resistor that was includes was so you could wire it in series with the hot wire and run it with passives in a strat. I didnt think the resistor was to actually lower the output of the pickup. And if their is a jumper on the back is should be lower output with the jumper removed not added.
     
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    yes, but i believe in this case the jumper in reduces the output, where with the blackout it is the other way around
     
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    Unless they had more than one live Wire "metal":

    To reduce output level, connect a 100k inbetween the "Hot" lead and top of the 25k potentiometer.
    [​IMG]
    I had one in the 90's. it was ridiculous;)
     
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    Let us know what you think of the results!
     

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