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Old 10-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Gibson Pickup Wiring| No Color Code??

What's up UG. So I recently unsoldered a set of Gbson humbuckers outta my Explorer. Lo and behold when I go to put them back, the wires have no color coating(no color code). It's basically a wire mesh sleeve, with a rubber sleeve inside that, then bare wires in that. I've never dealt with pickups like this. My question is this:

How do I know which wire to connect where and such?

I'm really baffled and any help will be much appreciated! Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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This is really something you should take note of before removing the pickups,
but if it's two-wire, it's simple. The wire mesh sleeve is the ground. That goes to the back of the pots(or Ground). The inner wire goes to the appropriate potentiometer lugs.
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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So essentially the inner wire just needs to be connected to the potentiometer. No particular order I assume just connected evenly? Thanks for replying by the way
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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This is really something you should take note of before removing the pickups,
but if it's two-wire, it's simple. The wire mesh sleeve is the ground. That goes to the back of the pots(or Ground). The inner wire goes to the appropriate potentiometer lugs.

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #5
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This is really something you should take note of before removing the pickups,
but if it's two-wire, it's simple. The wire mesh sleeve is the ground. That goes to the back of the pots(or Ground). The inner wire goes to the appropriate potentiometer lugs.

This is pretty much right except it would be lug and not lugs. Look at the small pic in the bottom left corner of this diagram. It shows how to hook up single conductor pickups.

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