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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Spliting Neck HB in position 4 on a 5 way switch

I'm putting some new Dimarzios in a JEM, zebra color pattern, and I can't flip the neck HB because it's two different colors.
How do I wire the pickup differently so the other coil is on in position 4, without flipping it?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 08:44 AM
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Re: Spliting Neck HB in position 4 on a 5 way switch

If it's wired red is hot, black-white is split, and green is ground. You can try:

1. Switching the red and green wires. This might be out of phase, though.

2. White is hot, red-green is split, and black is ground.

I'm really not sure how the single coils are wired. I may update this in a bit. Either way, both of those will select the opposite coil. One will give you a strong signal but you'll lose any hum canceling. The other will be out of phase but with hum canceling. This is why these pickups get flipped in the first place.

I am 90% sure the 2nd option is the one you want. It should sound the same as if the pickup was flipped but with hum like in 3rd position.

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