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mniel8195

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emg wiring harness question for new bkp
« on: January 22, 2012, 08:45:44 PM »
hey guys my pikcups are due in this week and i have a quick question.  I purchased two humbuckers in the 4 con option.  I also purchased three pots v/v/t at 550k. i also purchased the .202 capasitor from bkp.  my question is...should i use the emg wiring or will it be easier just to buy new wiring.  I know their are a few wires that are in the emg wiring kit that dont belong in my install.  If anyone has done this let me know what i need to do.  for now im setting it up as normal les paul switching b/m/n off a three way toggle switch.  I picked the 4 con so i could do something different in the future if i felt like it. thanks!

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Re: emg wiring harness question for new bkp
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 10:24:41 AM »
For the sake of a mono jack and a bit of wire I'd just pull the lot and start over. Then you've got a full EMG set and loom to sell on ebay. They always go easier that way.
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Re: emg wiring harness question for new bkp
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 10:28:10 AM »
For the sake of a mono jack and a bit of wire I'd just pull the lot and start over. Then you've got a full EMG set and loom to sell on ebay. They always go easier that way.

+1. Sound advice (no pun intended).

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mniel8195

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Re: emg wiring harness question for new bkp
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 08:56:19 PM »
so i have the three pots, the capacitor, and the pikcups.  will i need additional wiring to hook everything up? if so what kind? I know their are some connections between pots that seem to be wires that dont branch off of the pickups.  Alos will i need a wire to go to the 3 way switch?  Will a basic wiring kit work from stewmac or am i better off going to radioshack?

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Re: emg wiring harness question for new bkp
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:32 PM »
Ok how do you want it to work? Master vol or two seperate vols?

I'm assuming 2 separate:



In which case do the above. Though bear in mind that bkp pups will have different colour codes. You'll get instructions that show you what. Assuming you're not coil splitting. For a 4 wire jobbie, two go together, the neg will go with the shield wire to the back of a pot (as will everything you're grounding) and you'll have a hot line. If you've gone for 2 conductor it's even easier, braided cable to ground, line in the centre is hot.

Your EMG wiring will have a stereo jack to switch the battery on and off. I'd pull this and keep it with the rest of the EMG harness. Stick a mono in and wire it as per the diagram

When you take it all out you'll be left with a wire that dissapears into the guitar. That's the ground for the bridge. As with all the other grounds, take it to the back of a pot.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2012, 09:18:11 PM by juansolo »
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