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Ted Crocker left a comment for Jim Olean
"My guess is that white is ground/red positive."
Dec 9, 2017
Jim Olean left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the feedback, The wires are red and white not black and white.  Is the red ground?"
Dec 9, 2017
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Wiring Diagrams & Schematics

"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…"
Dec 9, 2017
Ted Crocker left a comment for Jim Olean
"Hi Jim, The bare strands and the black are ground.  Twist them together and solder to ground. "
Dec 9, 2017
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Dec 9, 2017
Jim Olean left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the BD wish.  I have an wiring question.  I have a humbucker and all of the wiring diagrams show 2 wires. Mine has a white, black and some bare strands. Are the bare wires the ground?  This is the first time using a…"
Dec 8, 2017

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Through Cigar Box Nation
What instruments are you building or playing?
CBG, bass, and a line of wooden percussion instruments

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Small box?

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 12:01pm 1 Comment

Someone gave me a beautiful cigar box but its small, 6 x 6 x 3" H, and I want to do it justice. Looking for suggestions.

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At 3:40pm on December 9, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

My guess is that white is ground/red positive.

At 1:17pm on December 9, 2017, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Jim,

The bare strands and the black are ground.  Twist them together and solder to ground. 

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