Pickup makers wiring diagrams.

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  1. captcoolaid

    captcoolaid Senior Member

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    I thought it would be a great idea if we as winders put our diagrams up here with a color code explanation for members and for those needing a diagram when we are not available. So winders post your stuff. Please no sales stuff just the info.
     
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    captcoolaid Senior Member

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    For MHD pickups my color codes are as follows.

    Screw side

    Black = Start
    White = finish

    Slug side

    Red = Start
    Green = finish


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  3. SKATTERBRANE

    SKATTERBRANE Banned

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    Mine is simply Gibson:

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    Just like a car battery, Red = hot. Black = ground. The white and green tie the two coils together.

    Oh and, I also use Gibson as a reference here:

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    darren.mcc Senior Member

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    Quickest sticky ever!!!
     
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    fuelie Senior Member

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    My stuff is the same as Gibson and I always orient North side to the slugs.

    Slug North start = red
    Slug North end = white (tied to green unless splitting)

    Screw South finish = green (tied to white unless splitting)
    Screw South start = black

    Fancy printed diagrams are not finished yet. :)
     
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  6. Zhangliqun

    Zhangliqun Senior Member

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    My 4-conductors just duplicate the Duncan code.

    My Splat humbuckers are:

    White = hot
    Red = Splat
    Black and bare = ground
    (IGNORE THE GREEN LEAD)

    The Splat code also applies to my tapped P90's.

    You will occasionally see P90's from me with a black, white and bare (ignore red & green) because the customer wanted to be able to flip the P90 out of phase, or because I couldn't guarantee it would be in phase with the other pickup in the customer's guitar so they could reverse the leads if they were out.
     
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    jamman Premium Member

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    Thanks to all of you guys . Great info to have .
     
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    thank you for sharing
     
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    I always went with the Duncan color code
     
  10. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Mine are pretty easy.

    Shield = ground
    Core = hot

    I highly recommend 50's wiring, 500-550k quality pots, and high quality caps with my pickups.

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    Lowdown Senior Member

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    This is what I want to see added as well. As not all mags are positioned equal,so to say :naughty:
    It's very annoying when swapping out mags,only to find...

    On some,North is oriented away from the slugs.

    Great sticky. Much needed. Thanx all :yesway:
     
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  12. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    On mine North is always towards the slugs, as well. If a customer requests a flipped magnet, it will be the neck that gets the flip.
     
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  13. Zhangliqun

    Zhangliqun Senior Member

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    How do I put a diagram in here without having to pay $50 a month for a hosting service?
     
  14. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    Host the file on your own web server or Photobucket and use the [​IMG]
     
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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    The Sheptone 4 conductor leads are the same color codes as Gibson uses...

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    smorgdonkey Senior Member

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    I hate the way that most 5 way switch diagrams are shown...they tend to mean nothing in relation to the 5 way switches that I ever have.

    That photographic diagram for MHD is really nice.
     
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  19. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    That is actually a 3 way toggle switch not a 5 way, and the switch shown in that MHD diagram is an import style toggle switch which has a slightly different layout than a Switchcraft toggle switch like you see in many LP's. Hot lug out and ground lug are on opposite sides of the frame.
     
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    smorgdonkey Senior Member

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    Yes. I was just commenting on wiring diagrams in general like for H/S/S or H/S/H super strats and so on.
     
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