Old Dimarzio Wiring Help

questionman

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I dug around a bit on this forum and general internet and came up blank....I think. I mightve missed my answer

Got a set of old Dimarzio pickups from a member here, wiring them into my 82 LP this weekend. Neck pickup was easy, simple braided wire with a single lead. The bridge is a little different, unlike anything I have seen from Dimarzio. Braided wire with 3 inside, red then white and black together.

Would red be the lead? I have no signal going to the pickup - and no multimeter in house currently. I initially wired it in that way, the neck pickup is solid but on the neck position I also pick up the bridge pickup a little, middle and bridge position are dead.


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Yes, red is the hot, and the white and black should be wired together. It's possible the white/black somehow became disconnected. Check that.
 

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Yes, red is the hot, and the white and black should be wired together. It's possible the white/black somehow became disconnected. Check that.

White and black are secure
 

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Always verify with a multimeter but it sounds like red is hot. With the meter probes on red and the braid you should get the full pickup reading. So if it's 8 k ohm for example you will see that reading. Based on other 3 wire pickups I've had here I bet if you touched the white wire and the braid you would see half that reading.
 

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Solved my own problem. The ground came loose between soldering and testing and didn’t realize
 

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