Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Santa Monica, CA
I just changed the pickups on my S5470 to a set of DiMarzios and I'm about 60% sure everything is fine. I'm a little spooked because I do hear some light humming and it mostly goes away when I touch the strings. Do I have a grounding problem or is this just normal radio noise in my house? The stock pickups picked up some noise, but I can't say if this is louder or not. Also, I don't remember if it used to go away when touching the strings.
The switch inside has 8 terminals, all in a single line. I'm wired as follows:
1: bridge red
2: middle black
3: neck red
4: white wire to volume knob terminal
5: not used
6: black bridge and white bridge
7: grounded to volume knob body
8: black neck and white neck
The bare and green wires from the neck and bridge are all grounded to the volume control body. The white wire from the middle pickup is grounded to the tone control body.