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Red positive/white & bare ground.
The bare wire most likely grounds a metal base or other component of the pickup.
Ted, trying my first humbucker pickup and hav been thrown by a 3rd wire. I'm using a volume pot and jack. No tone control. I found wiring diagrams but they show 2 wires. Mine has a red, white and bare strands. Now I'm confused. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks for the wiring diagrams. Very useful.
Hey Ted or anyone that knows wiring. I need some help! I am trying to wire a resonator CBG with a single coil pickup by the neck and a piezo on the resonator. I also have a blend pot. and tone and volume plus the output jack. I have looked at the diagrams posted but havent found what I need.( maybe I missed it) I can do the wiring if I have the schematic but I can figure it out without it.
Turns out white = positive, red = ground + soldered to loose ground wire to help keep noisy hum down.
My guess is that red is positive, white is ground.
Hi, Ted, got a question: i have a single coil pickup, for the neck, wiring to a 3-way switch. The wires from the pick up are red, white and loose ground? wires. I'm not used to anything more than black and white, so how do I wire this one? I did use the white for hot, and soldered the red and ground together. the pickup worked, but the three way switch seemed to control the tone, and the tone pot did nothing. But what I really need to know is how the red, white and loose wires should go. Thanks!
Usually it's .023 for single coil and .047 for a humbucker, but I use the .047s for all.
Is the 5th wire a ground to the base or pickup cover? That would be a second ground. The Guitarheads should have a red, green, white and black wire. Connect white and red together, green is positive - connect to the pot or the pos lug of the jack. Black is negative, ground it to the back of the pot or neg lug on the jack.
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