Pickup Color Codes and Diagrams - for all Humbuckers

Discussion in 'Pickups, Electronics & General Tech' started by asmegin_slayer, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Bones43x

    Bones43x Head Banger

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    There are alot of diagrams on tha ibanez website. That's where I went when I wired up my 5-way in my 1527...just look under RG7620.
     
  2. Randy

    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    :agreed:

    I had to do the same recently, and that's where I got it.
     
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    cyril v Contributor

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    stupid ibanez.com diagrams aren't loading...

    anyone have a stock pickup diagram for rg7321? I'm almost sure it's exactly the same as 7620 i just did except for the green/blue, but I just wanted to be sure.

    Also, if anyone has a diagram for an RG550, please pm.
     
  4. synrgy

    synrgy Ya ya ya I am Lorde

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    The problem is I'm only certain about the north start and south finish, since in my guitar the north finish and south start are tied together and it's been more than a year since I did the install; I've long since lost the nearly worthless not properly printed b&w diagram that came with the pickup. As I'm searching for stuff now (I'm trying to rewire the same pickup a different way) I can't figure out how we ever figured it out the first time, cause I can only find one link (http://www.sevenstring.org/forum/ex...10359-lundgren-m8-set-wiring-into-rg2228.html) that even begins to cover it.

    Anyway, the north finish and south start are RED and YELLOW, but I do not know which one is which.

    Lundgren:
    North Start = BLUE
    North Finish = either RED or YELLOW
    South Start = either RED or YELLOW
    South Finish = GREEN
     
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    WFD Metal.Technicity.XXX

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    AWESOME POST My friend
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  6. Despised_0515

    Despised_0515 Bassist of Redivider Contributor

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    I'm in the home stretch guys... I'm almost done converting from actives to passives!
    Just a couple questions:
    Will grounding to the usual trem claw in the back still work if I'm using noiseless springs?
    They seem to be coated and my brain just says it might not fly. I'm weird, I know.
    Second, what's different about this diagram when it comes to BKPs?
    I'm installing a Painkiller and I want to make sure I've got the color coding right.
    EDIT: I also want to know about the solder blob on the right. Am I also grounding that third tip of the volume pot to the back?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Kamikaze7

    Kamikaze7 Banned

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    For BKP's, I'm not sure of the coil split... But I'm sure someone here could tell you more about it thanme, or perhaps you can get it right from BKP(???). I know that a normal humbucker for BKP is green & white soldered together, black and bare to the pot casing fro ground, and the red is the hot output, but again, the coil split I"m unsure of...

    As for grounding the trem claw, yes everything must be grounded whether you use noiseless springs or not. Actives do not require a bridge ground, but all passive systems do. And besides, your soldering the ground wire to the trem claw itself, not the springs themselves.

    And yes that third pin is getting bent back and being soldered to the pot casing.
     
  8. AwakenNoMore

    AwakenNoMore Lefty Derp

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    I have junk Ibanez INF pickups i pulled out of my RG370DXL in favor of a duncan full shred and custom, (left in the stock center single coil for now) the INF humbuckers are only 3 wire (Red, white, black) Black i have easily found out is ground, does this mean red is hot and the white is for the various coil taps configurations?
     
  9. Mehnike

    Mehnike SS.org Peruser

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    Can anyone confirm which is which with the red and yellow wires?


    Never mind, answer found below:

    Lundgren:
    North Start = BLUE
    North Finish = YELLOW
    South Start = RED
    South Finish = GREEN
     
  10. captcoolaid

    captcoolaid MHD PICKUPS

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    Shoot Tim an Email and explain what you want to do. I think his codes are the same as SD but 100% on that. As far as the grounding I personally would ground to the trem claw and the back of the pot specially if you are gonna tap the pup. As far as the lug to pot yes you must do that. I usually take a piece of wire and lay it from lug to pot.
     
  11. asmegin_slayer

    asmegin_slayer cali-cornia bluffer

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    Hey you guys, its been a long while since I've updated this whole thing but wanted to let you know that I will be updating it here soon.
     
  12. amarchand

    amarchand SS.org Regular

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    Anybody found one of these for Carvin Pups? I saw a thread about it a while back but all the links were borked.
     
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    I ve got to try it too
     
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    A good 90% of these images aren't working
     
  15. tmo

    tmo This is Blue Pain..t

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    OP first image isn't correct also, at least on DiMarzio color code...
     
  16. schwiz

    schwiz Lefty

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    How so? I just followed the diagram for a BKP (bridge) and DiMarzio (neck) and it worked for me.
     
  17. Matze777

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    Hi,

    do you guys have wiring diagrams to install a Seymour Duncan Distortion bridge into an Ibanez RG421CW?
    The stock pickups are Ibanez Quantum, and the neck PU will stay in the guitar the way it is.

    Basically, I want that 5-way switch to work with the bridge PU as it is described here:
    Electric Guitars RG - RG421CW | Ibanez guitars
    But I have no idea, how to wire the new Seymour Duncan Distortion to work together with the Quantum neck.

    Thanks for your help :) :hbang:
     
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    Chris Rowberry SS.org Regular

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