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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2019, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Roadstar II Humbucker Wiring


Need help, I am trying to put a standard 500k pot instead of using a push button like what is on there.

There are 3 wires, red, white and bare. I measure about 8k ohms if I measure red to bare. Only about 4k ohms white to bare and if I connect white and red I get about 2k.

I guess I just use the red and bare?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2019, 11:50 PM
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Sounds like a 3 wire humbucker.

This link may help.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Roadstar II Humbucker Wiring

Thanks for the reply.

But if I tie the the red or the white to the bare, the ohmage is really low. like 2 or 4k.

I think I need to use just the red and bare and just leave the white out, that will give me about 8k.

I was hoping someone could explain the color code for these pickups.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 09:13 AM
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In order for someone to explain the color code i would think knowing what the pickups are would be a necessity. Every manufacturer seems to do their own thing. There's no industry standard... makes it great for us 😑. Someone with a lot of experience with pickup ohmage always seems to not be around when you need them lol.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Roadstar II Humbucker Wiring

Thanks, these are the stock humbuckers from Ibanez, no markings at all. Just black bobbins and obviously very potted. I believe it to made in the mid 80's.
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