[Help] Missing wire on humbucker pickup

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  1. lorenzo

    lorenzo Senior Member

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    Hello, guys!

    I bought a Wilkinson Humbucker pickup to use with push-pull pots on my guitar (reverse phase/coil split). Ocours that all the wiring diagrams I found for 4-wire pickups actually have 5 wires comming from each pickup - example: http://www.seymourduncan.com/images/support/schematics/2h_2v_2t_3w_2pp.jpg
    But my pickup have only 4 wires comming from it: http://www.vintagepretty.com/ebay/partscaster/paf4wire.jpg
    Where is the 5th?

    Thanks!
     
  2. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Senior Member

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    My sheptones only had four.
     
  3. lorenzo

    lorenzo Senior Member

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    I believe one of the cables has the bare wire, but I can't see it on my pickups.
     
  4. rick13

    rick13 Senior Member

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    The bare wire is usually just soldered to the baseplate. If you don't have a fifth wire, you can always run a separate ground from the baseplate to common ground. One of your four wires will be also the ground wire for the bobbins.
    Rick
     

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