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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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3 way 2 HBs lil lost here

iM Replacing my INFINITY stock neck bucker for an old humbucker i used to have in an old bc rich years ago that was impressive.It was a fat no name humbucker,but sounded real good & quiet too.
What Im wondering is.........This pickup only has 2 wires total, the HOT wire & the ground wire & thats It! .... HOW will that get hooked up to a 3 way switch? ...Im confused because my bridge p/u (L500XL) is a 4 wire p/u ...and here I am hooking up a 2 wire pickup. AND to a 3 way switch even. Any pointers? i KNow it may sound simple,but its got me stumped,cuz i dont want the Middle position to be dead & I dont wanna interefer with my L500XL ..just wanna hook up this no name 2 wire humbucker in place of the Infinity is all.

TY & sorry so long.
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Re: 3 way 2 HBs lil lost here

Here's one option:


You'll get neck, neck & bridge, and bridge in the 3 positions.

Neck, Bridge Split, and Bridge is also a possibility.

EDIT:
You could also turn the 1 wire pickup into a 4 wire one if you're up to it.
http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...lsplitting-101

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Re: 3 way 2 HBs lil lost here

would like to have Neck/out of phase/bridge. OR neck/neck/bridge ty for the diagram. simpler than I expected. I dont even have a tone though., Just 2 humbuckers, 1 vol,3 way
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Re: 3 way 2 HBs lil lost here

For neck/neck/bridge, only solder the bridge pickup to the first lug instead of first and second lug.
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Re: 3 way 2 HBs lil lost here

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For neck/neck/bridge, only solder the bridge pickup to the first lug instead of first and second lug.
ThinK im gonna leave the bridge 4 wire where it is ....and simply run the Hot on the 2 wire conductor pickup to the outter & center lug & HOPE that will give me Neck/neck/bridge. Im guessing here but sounds like it would work.
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Re: 3 way 2 HBs lil lost here

This'll do it:
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Please read through, his sticky--your answers are in there. Just take the time to click the links.

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This'll do it:
That switch doesnt look anything liek mine. I have a 3 way & it DOES say 3 way....yet theres way more contact points on that illistration ,I only have 4 total including ground. hmmm
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