From: gwatt–(at)–v.hp.com (gary watts)
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 20:45:57 GMT
Organization: Hewlett-Packard

Rick Racinskas (rick–(at)–hytel.com) wrote:
: Does anyone know who the wiring goes for a humbucker ?

Here’s a guide that I mailed to the author which I got off the net some
time back from Tim Stanley.

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4-Conductor Humbucking Pickup Wiring Combinations:
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I got this from a Stewart-MacDonald’s catalog. Mike Lindskold,
Technical Advisor, wrote it in late 93/early 94 (don’t have date
handy). It is a handy guide/faq. I have included it as part of
the pickup review faq.

Tim Stanley

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Consider the two coils of a humbucker pickup:

Coil 1: A _OOOOOO_ B having terminals A and B
Coil 2: C _OOOOOO_ D having terminals C and D

Pickup Manufacturers Color Codes:

A B C D
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Andersonred green black white
DiMarziored black green white
Gibson black green red white
Jackson green white black red
Lawrenceblack green red white
Schallergreen white yellow brown
Seymour Duncan black white green red

(the bare/shield wire is always soldered to ground)

Wiring Options:

Series linked / out of phase:*A-hot B&D-series link C-ground
Series linked / in phase:** A-hot B&C-series link D-ground
Parallel linked / out of phase: A&D-hot B&C-ground
Parallel linked / in phase:** A&C-hot B&D-ground

* Standard humbucker wiring arrangement
** Non-humbucking

 

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