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Stuck...
Thanks! I'll keep adding stuff to this thread, as I write or find it...
I might even get into some pedal work, if anyone feels a need for that info...
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JUST ADDED--*****I've been telling folks about LonePhantom's "Taming the Tone Zone" mod when muddiness complaints come up. So, here's the link to his page where you can find the info and mod tutorial:
http://www.lonephantom.com/category/diy/pickups/
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

I forgot about that one, thanks.
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I forgot about that one, thanks.
Least I could do.....
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

***UPDATE***
Some folks have been asking about Guitarheads pickups lately, so here are the wiring diagrams for those that need them.
GUITARHEADS SINGLECOILS:
Each pickup has 2 lead wires. The Black Wire will be used as the Ground (note, on P90 Models, the Ground will be the Bare Inner Wire inside the Black). The other wire (Red, Yellow, or White depending on the model) will be the Hot Wire.
•Bridge Position Pickups will have a Red Hot Wire.
•Middle Position Pickups will have a Yellow Hot Wire.
•Neck Position Pickups will have a White Hot Wire.




GUITARHEADS HUMBUCKERS:
The information on this page can be applied to: Hexbucker, Gold Rush, Z-Bucker, Megametal, Alnico Supreme, Hex-7, Wood Topped or Mini Rail Humbucker Pickups.
These Humbucker pickups use a 4-Wire method of wiring. Each Coil's Start & Finish (aka Inside & Outside) have independent lead wires. Each pickup also has a Bare wire that serves as a Master Ground for the entire constructed pickup.
For Standard "Full Humbucker" Wiring:
•GREEN = HOT
•BLACK & BARE = GROUND
•RED & WHITE = Twist Together & Tape Off.

Applying a "Coil Tap" using a DPDT Switch:
The 4-Wire Leads on our Humbucker Pickups allow for the Coils to be "Tapped". This means that you can shut one of the coils off, allowing the pickup to function as Single Coil Pickup. The best way to do this is with a standard DPDT Switch, or a Push/Pull Pot (which is a DPDT Switch attached to a control pot). •GREEN = HOT
•BLACK & BARE = GROUND
•RED & WHITE = Twist Together & Solder to DPDT Switch.


GUITARHEADS ACTIVE PICKUPS:
Active Pickup Wiring GuideThe information on this page can be applied to our: Active Humbucker, & Active Single Coil Pickups.
Our Active pickups use the standard method of wiring for Active Electronics systems. The Black Wire coming from the pickup will have 2 inner wires. A Red or White wire (depending on the model) that is the "Hot Wire", and also a Bare Inner Wire that will be used as a Ground. In addition, the Pickup will have a lone Red Wire, that is used to connect the pickup to the Battery.
•Bridge Position Pickups will have a Red Hot Wire.
•Neck Position Pickups will have a White Hot Wire.
Like all active electronics, these pickups require a stereo jack. The extra lug on the jack is for the 9v Battery, so it only drains when you have something plugged into the jack (same way most foot pedals work). You still use your same standard mono cables and whatnot. Also, Active systems require the Ground to Run in a loop. So disconnect your guitar's master ground (usually found at the Clawhook, or on a Bridge Post).


For Active Pickups systems, we recommend using Control Pots rated at 25k. For a Brighter response from your tone control, we recommend using a Tone Capacitor rated at .040µF. And for a Darker response, a Capacitor rated closer to .10µF. It is also recommended that you use only a Alkaline 9v Battery. And only 1 9v Battery is needed to run the whole pickup system (up to 3 pickups).
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

***UPDATE***
GFS (Guitar Fetish) pickups are also picking up some steam lately. They are great pickups for the money, and I personally love the VEH humbuckers. Here are some GFS wiring diagrams for those that need them:

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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

***UPDATE***
Our fellow Jemsiter, ashbass, went to the trouble of making a list of the various Ibanez pickup DC resistances. I feel it's worthy to be in this resource thread, so I'm tacking it in here. The original thread is here:
Ibanez Stock Pup DC Resistance List




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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

***UPDATE***May 11, 2011
I forgot that our good buddy Bancika has some great DIY stuff on his site! Here's the link to his Guitar Wiring 101 page:
http://diy-fever.com/misc/guitar-wiring-101/
Great stuff here, and info on wiring multipole switches, too.
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

Hey guys!

I have a little problem.
I purchased a Dimarzio Crunch Lab and I'm about to install it.
The Cort X6 I install in has stock pickups yet, a volume knob, a tone knob push-pull(coil tap) and a 5-way selector (neck, neck coil&middle, middle, middle&bridge coil, bridge).
It looks like this:
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JLRwVR
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEQVR
As you can see, the green bunch is the bridge's.
The electronics looks like this:
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEAVR
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEwVR
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEgVR
As you can see, the green cable divides into a red, a white and a black. The red goes to the 3rd plate from the left, a white to the last and the single black must be the ground, it leads to the volume knob's ground.

The dimarzio's cable looks like this:
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKRQVR
It has a green cable as well.

How should I install? should I just replace the pickup like where the red lead solder the red, where the white lead solder the white, solder the black where the black lead and also solder the green to that ground?
I don't really understand the instructions, it said many things and I don't really know what to think.
The instructions:
http://www.kephost.com/view3.php?fil...kwcatmo832.jpg
http://www.kephost.com/view3.php?fil...gug63ay9ks.jpg
Should I listen to the general instructions? I've watched several wiring diagrams but I don't really understand them.

Please help me with this to be installed!
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Hey guys!

I have a little problem.
I purchased a Dimarzio Crunch Lab and I'm about to install it.
The Cort X6 I install in has stock pickups yet, a volume knob, a tone knob push-pull(coil tap) and a 5-way selector (neck, neck coil&middle, middle, middle&bridge coil, bridge).
It looks like this:
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JLRwVR
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEQVR
As you can see, the green bunch is the bridge's.
The electronics looks like this:
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEAVR
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEwVR
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKEgVR
As you can see, the green cable divides into a red, a white and a black. The red goes to the 3rd plate from the left, a white to the last and the single black must be the ground, it leads to the volume knob's ground.

The dimarzio's cable looks like this:
http://imagerz.com/QEFCX0tvAwMFU1JKRQVR
It has a green cable as well.

How should I install? should I just replace the pickup like where the red lead solder the red, where the white lead solder the white, solder the black where the black lead and also solder the green to that ground?
I don't really understand the instructions, it said many things and I don't really know what to think.
The instructions:
http://www.kephost.com/view3.php?fil...kwcatmo832.jpg
http://www.kephost.com/view3.php?fil...gug63ay9ks.jpg
Should I listen to the general instructions? I've watched several wiring diagrams but I don't really understand them.

Please help me with this to be installed!
Go look through all of the resources I put in the first post--your answers are there. Be patient and do some reading--everything you need to know is in there. Now would be a good time to go out and get a multimeter, too.
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

***DiMarzio UPDATE***
DiMarzio's site has been revamped. Wiring diagrams are now available in the pickup's model page. This revamp is cool! You just click the pickup you want to see, scroll down the left side of the page to the link "Find the right wiring diagram for your guitar"--click it. Next, select the diagram you want. I love the fact that they included Ibanez specific diagrams right at the top. Click that, and you can go to model specific diagrams--way to go DiMarzio!
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

Our very own rickybaby1985 came up with some invaluable DiMarzio pickups output and EQ comparison charts--everyone give him a big thanks for taking the time to create these:
HIGH GAIN


MEDIUM GAIN


VINTAGE OUTPUT

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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!



Hi Rockin bros xD .. i found this diagram at seymour duncans website, and its close to what i want.
But i want 2 tones instead of a master one.
And Is it possible to swap one of those positions for a Neck Full + bridge full ??
Please show me what i need to add to this setup!
Hoping to get a fast reply
Cheers Guys !!
Keep Rockinn'!!!!
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

I will have this thread open every time I wire new pickups, thanks a lot!
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Re: Another pickup wiring resource thread!

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Our very own rickybaby1985 came up with some invaluable DiMarzio pickups output and EQ comparison charts--everyone give him a big thanks for taking the time to create these
I'd like someone to 'splain something to me. The output chart is really obvious but what does the EQ chart mean.

For example, if DiMarzio says a pickup is 7.0 on bass, 8.0 on mid and 7.0 on Treble, to me that means that the mids are more pronounced. But how is that different from a 5.0/6.0/5.0? See what I'm driving at?
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