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BadMonkey

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How to wire 4 conductor pickup as 2 conductor?
« on: September 15, 2007, 01:40:41 PM »
Hi Guys,

I got myself a secondhand pup which has 4 conductor wiring.  I'm never going to coil split or anything like that, so I was wondering how I would wire it as "standard"?  ie like braided 2 conductor?

Would I join the wires together to form 4, or just solder in the hot & the ground & leave the other 2 taped over?

Thanks alot!

BM
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How to wire 4 conductor pickup as 2 conductor?
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 02:12:16 PM »
If you're lucky, the two seperate coils that 'should' be taped together will already be taped up.  If so, leave them be - they don't get soldered anywhere.

You will then have a 'hot' connection plus another wire that goes to ground and additionally the bare shield wire that also goes to ground.

What pickup you got? - if you do a google search you'll get the wiring diagrams for any of the major pickup manufacturers.

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Re: How to wire 4 conductor pickup as 2 conductor?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 02:20:57 PM »
Quote from: BadMonkey
or just solder in the hot & the ground & leave the other 2 taped over?


Yes - but ensure that the two wires that are together are soldered together as well as taped over
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How to wire 4 conductor pickup as 2 conductor?
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2007, 09:28:54 PM »
Thanks for the advice guys!  There are indeed two wires which have been taped over.  I solder them together & add more tape.
Cheers!
BM
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