Just bought a Dimarzio Super Distortion to put in my Charvel. It has three wires: white black and bare. My current humbucker has white, black and red going to the 5 way switch and green and bare going to the volume pot. How would I go about swapping these?
Last edited by Lerxst199 at Mar 29, 2015,
Use the white to go to the switch, twist black and bare together and solder those to ground. i'm 90% sure that's how it goes in those old dimarzios. if it's out of phase , switch it so white goes ground and black goes hot.
you bought it used i guess?

a bare wire isn't really a "wire".

so you'll have better luck googling
old 2-wire dimarzio pickups.

and with dimarzio, like said, i believe the White is hot.

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Thanks both of you. And yes white was hot. I ended up dropping the 5 way switch and getting a 3 way instead since the pickup isn't set up for coil tapping. Installed perfectly after that