Question installing Lace Alumitone Deathbar and Xbar

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  1. Compton

    Compton SS.org Regular

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    So just got a pair of these to replace my RGA8 LZ8's (thank fucking god). Lace's website has a bunch of wiring diagrams but none of them are specifically for these pickups. I've never personally wired my own pickups before so I had a few questions.

    1.) What wire goes where? They both have a green, a red, a white, and a white/black wire.

    2.) They came with 4 small foam pads, are these worth putting on and do I attach them to the bottom of the pickup or the guitar cavity itself?

    3.) Is a 500k pot ideal or should I go 250k?

    sorry for the noobness but I've tried to search and these pickups don't seem to be popular enough to have a diagram that I can find anyway. And more so, I just lack the simple and basic knowledge of what colors go to where. Thank you very much in advance for any and all help!
     
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    Thank you very much!! I saw that diagram and figured it was correct but second guessed myself :scratch: time to put these pups in! :hbang:
     
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    I use 500K pots and it sounds good.

    Tone is subjective, of course.
     
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    clarification, the white on the xbar doesn't get connected?
     
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    and I just realized that the LZ8's had 2 screws to mount and the lace's have 4. How should I go about mounting them? just eyeballs em? ahh!
     
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    Could try placing the pickups into the cavity and line them up properly, then use a very small drillbit (or pencil or nail, whatever will easily fit through the 4 mounting holes) to mark a small indent where you'll need to drill the pilot holes to mount the pickups.
     
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