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"2 braided" or "4" conductor wiring?
« on: January 09, 2006, 06:18:09 PM »
No idea what this means...I have a choice between "2 braided" and 4 under the "conductor" section for the Miracle Man calibrated set. These pickups will be going into a Gibson Les Paul Special.

Can someone enlighten me as to what this means? Thanks!

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"2 braided" or "4" conductor wiring?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 06:22:29 PM »
Do you want to put a coil tap or such like on the pickup, or just leave it as standard? They refer to the wire from the pickup itself to the pots.

If you think you're going to want to add a coil tap at a later date even, go for the 4 conductor wiring.

If you're happy with the standard humbucker, and that's all you're after, then go with 2 conductor.

FWIW, I'd get the 4 conductor wiring, just in case you want add something to your tonal arsenal sometime later...
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"2 braided" or "4" conductor wiring?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 06:22:48 PM »
It's the hook up wire. Four conductor lets you do coil splitting and pickup switching. Braided is the vintage way that used to be fitted. Either should work fine in a LP.


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"2 braided" or "4" conductor wiring?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 08:23:58 PM »
4-conductor is the safer option, and isn't any harder to wire the way BKP do it, so I'd go for that. This is even though what you have currently in your special doesn't require it (I think you've got your volume knobs working completely independently).
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