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    PICKUP COLOR CODES, ETC.

    Perhaps someone can correct any errors...

    GuitarElectronics.com - Guitar & Bass 4-Wire Humbucker Color Code Diagrams

    Here is link to Evernote document with all of the drawings...

    https://www.evernote.com/shard/s300/...76acd35f941fde

    Steve Ahola

    P.S. Edits to follow with drawings...










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    Last edited by Steve A.; 04-12-2016, 02:15 AM.
    The Blue Guitar
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  • #2
    Yes, Lollar Fralin is Lindy's brother...

    Steve Ahola

    P.S. I put this post in the Guitar Tech forum because it is usually guitar techs mixing and matching pickups but other mods are welcome to copy this post for their own forums, perhaps as a closed sticky (assuming that the information is mostly correct.)
    Last edited by Steve A.; 04-12-2016, 02:25 AM.
    The Blue Guitar
    www.blueguitar.org
    Some recordings:
    https://soundcloud.com/sssteeve/sets...e-blue-guitar/
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    • #3
      Nice info Steve.
      I encourage pickup winders to use the Seymour Duncan Color Code.
      That way everyone can use the great SD wiring diagrams.
      T


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      Terry

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      • #4
        Originally posted by big_teee View Post
        Nice info Steve.
        I encourage pickup winders to use the Seymour Duncan Color Code.
        That way everyone can use the great SD wiring diagrams.
        T
        I agree about using SD color codes! This is more for guitarists and their techs who want to mix and match pickups from different vendors. With the polarity and wind direction they should be able to avoid phase issues.
        (I was looking up Gibson codes as I am replacing the single conductor braided leads on their 490R and 498T pickups w/ some nice 4 conductor wire from Mojotone.)

        Steve Ahola
        The Blue Guitar
        www.blueguitar.org
        Some recordings:
        https://soundcloud.com/sssteeve/sets...e-blue-guitar/
        .

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        • #5
          Honey Badger colors as of posting date:

          P 4/5/6-string: white=hot, black=gnd
          J 4/5/6-string:white=neck hot, red=bridge hot, black=gnd
          Heavy Hitters 4/5/6-string:white=neck hot, red=bridge hot, black=gnd, green=magnet gnd (connect to common ground)
          TFD's 4/5/6-string: white=neck hot, red=bridge hot, black=gnd


          As one who also builds basses, there's nothing more frustrating than working in a tight control cavity (think top routed J-bass) and grabbing the wrong hot lead when soldering up the pickups. White was chosen for the neck hot due to the fact that all of our basses have at least one pickup, and this is typically mounted in the neck position.

          all the best,

          R

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