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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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How to wire new pick up?

Hi,

I am about to change my RG570īs (1992) stock bridge PU (V8 ) to a Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck (TB-4). The question goes: Where do I solder SDīs wires to keep the wiring as it is currently? Does SDīs black go where V8īs white is and SDīs red and white where V8īs red is? The green and bare go to ground I guess.

I donīt understand a s*it about wiring and what everything does and why although i have tried to study wiring from various places all over the net, but I do know how to solder and I just thought I might save some cash by doing it myself. Thanks for your kind help with this one.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 03:09 PM
 
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Do a search. If that doesn't help, visit www.projectguitar.com, and visit the tutorial sections. They have a few wiring diagrams for almost all possibilities.

BUT, as a warning, you've mentioned you don't know what you're doing. Find out first how much it will cost. It might not be too much.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 03:57 PM
 
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Re: How to wire new pick up?

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Hi,

I am about to change my RG570īs (1992) stock bridge PU (V8 ) to a Seymour Duncan Jeff Beck (TB-4). The question goes: Where do I solder SDīs wires to keep the wiring as it is currently? Does SDīs black go where V8īs white is and SDīs red and white where V8īs red is? The green and bare go to ground I guess .
check www.stewmac.com in the pickup wiring section for a chart that converts wire colors of major manufacturers, including Duncan. i don't know what colors the V8 uses, maybe they are the same colors as DiMarzio?

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I donīt understand a s*it about wiring and what everything does and why although i have tried to study wiring from various places all over the net, but I do know how to solder and I just thought I might save some cash by doing it myself.
well, you may be facing 3 different choices then -- learn some more, spend a lot of time in trial and error until you get it right, or pay a tech.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2003, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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I did a forum search and found a post which claims following:

V8:
Red=Duncan Black
White=Duncan Red & White shorted
Bare=Duncan Green & Bare shorted

Could someone tell me if this is correct. If it is, then I am able to do the swap by myself. Here in finland it costs at least 50€ to get the job done by a professional repairsman and I really donīt want to pay that much if I can do it myself for free.
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