I have a Telecaster which has a phase issue in the middle position, because the bridge pickup is wired backwards (the hot output to the ground). This hot grounded output is also used to ground the bridge and strings.
To fix that phase issue, I can:
- Reverse the polarity of the bridge pickup, and disconnect the bridge ground from the hot output and connect it to the guitar ground. Both pickups will be wired "forward", with the hot to the output.
- Reverse the polarity of the neck pickup, so that both are "backwards" (hot to ground).
The base of my question (to pickups specialists) is: if two pickups are both wired backwards, does is sound the same as if they were both wired forward ? The ear is not sensitive to absolute phase, but devices in the path might be ?