#1
So im getting ready to install a seymour duncan alnico 2 pro into my HSS strat. Im wondering if I can just take off the pick guard and memorize where all the wires were going to the stock humbucker and do the same thing with my seymour duncan. Or this humbucker might have a different way of connecting? Also, theres three wires to the seymour duncan, theres 5 wires. A red, a green, a white, a black, and bare wire.ther salso this thin aluminum tin wrapping around all of them. Which color corresponds to what exactly? and i can throw out the aluminum tin in the garbage right?

Thanks a lot.
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#3
alright well i think this is the set up i need....

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/schematics/hum_sing_sing_1vol_1tone_5w.htm

This looks extremely easy. As I see it, I solder both red and white together, ground green and put black on the out most hole..... THATS IT? oh and what do they mean I ground green? Like i just solder it to the pickguard?

THANKS A LOT

EDIT:One more problem, I noticed the diagram shows me that there are 4 wires for the pickup. But mine has 5. They dont show the wire thats bare. PLEASE HELP.
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Last edited by The Iron Man at Aug 17, 2006,
#4
Alright since im not getting any answer and I really need answers im going to ask 1 question as simple as possible.

On the diagram here:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/schematics/hum_sing_sing_1vol_1tone_5w.htm

It only shows me the wirings for 4 wires. In real life thers 5. The diagram is missing the drawing for the bare wire. Do I assume the bare wire is also ground, and I connect it to the same place the green goes?

Thanks.
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#5
Grounding the Green means soldering it to the common ground (one of the pots where the other 2 single coil PU ground wires are soldered to) AND then soldering 1 end of a wire to that pot and the other end to the trem claw.
#6
Quote by Ippon
Grounding the Green means soldering it to the common ground (one of the pots where the other 2 single coil PU ground wires are soldered to) AND then soldering 1 end of a wire to that pot and the other end to the trem claw.

Thanks. Im also wondering what the bare wire is for?
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#8
Quote by Ippon
I was wondering about that too but the diagram doesn't even show it. To be on the safe side, I'd wrap the end in eletric tape so it doesn't touch anything conductive. Test it! Or maybe PM the Pink One.

The pink one i shall. Thanks anyways. I guess im gonna have to install tommarow. Oh well. Its great im saving my self 25 dollars getting the pickups done myself.
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#9
Ground it.
It connects to the pickup cover, to act as shielding.
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Quote by That_Pink_Queen
Ground it.
It connects to the pickup cover, to act as shielding.

Alright. Can I just connect it together with the green?

Thanks.
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#11
Yeah.
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#12
Great. Ehhh 2am soldering experience.. ya fine ill do it now...
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#13
Ok big problem. Im not sure if something was there or not before. Ok so on the selector switch, there are 8 pins that can be soldered to. One wire is soldered to one pin from the single coil, another to another pin for single coil. And one for humbucker. Now i dont know if one of the single coil pins was already connected to the humbucker pin or I did that myself. Does anyone know if it should be like this. Ill add a sketch of how it looks.
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#14
Just look at the Seymour Duncan diagram.
If you look, the switches are the same, except the diagram over there has a different style switch with the 8 pins split into two parts, it's still the same though.
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Alright Well that connection I had, I got rid of, so no two pins are touching. Im going to try and see if I get sound...Will something break if I messed up?
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