#1
i have no idea where to solder the wires to. i looked at the wiring diagrams on seymour duncan.com but i still dont understand them. heres some pics of my pickguard and i hope you guys can help. so umm here. im trying to install a humbucker so yeah.




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#2
you know you're going to have to reroute the pickguard and body right?
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#3
I think when you unscrew the pickup from the pickguard, that black wire might have a a few inside it that are wired to the pickup. Mine had 2 wires and the duncan had a white wire and red one and i just wired it up. It was probably completley wrong but it worked.
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#4
u don't get the diagram?
i think it would help if u told the pickup's name at least...
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#5
re-route the body? which brand, the humbucker im putting in? or the ones already installed
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#6
This might clear up the SD diagrams:
Regular strat switch
  [1] [2] [3] [4]
[4] [3] [2] [1]

Your switch 
[4] [3] [2] [1] [1] [2] [3] [4]


Quote by seanie!
you know you're going to have to reroute the pickguard and body right?

^^ What this guy means is that youre guitar doesn't have a space for standard humbuckers. You'd have to cut the wood to fit it. You only have space for a single-coil sized humbucker. That's what routing basically is. Cutting out some wood, son.
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#7
he might not have to route out the body.
when i changed my bridge pick up the spaec was big enough for a humbucker, but the other 2 pickup spaces were only single coil.
#9
..You can see the spaces in the top pick. The bridge is clearly meant for a single coil.

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I, unfortunately, am not blessed with X-Ray vision, so I can't see the cavity. However, given that the strat bridge pickup sits at an angle and the cavity looks like it's cut square i'd guess that it's big enough. Still needs a new pickguard though!
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#11
Oh, woops. I was looking at the wrong cavity...Haha. It's early in the morning here, forgive me.
Yeah, it might be a HB space.

Hopefully the threadstarter will post in here exactly what makes the diagrams unclear to him..


It would have been helpful to have a picture of the cavities without the pickguard in front of it...

If it's a Seymour Duncan humbucker it'll be 4-conductor, which basically means you have a wire coming from each coil end....with 2 conductor pickups the 2 coils are already connected together so there's only 2 wires. For standard (series) wiring you need to connect together the wire coming out of the first coil to the wire going into the second coil so there's a complete circuit. That leaves you with an output and a ground which you'll connect in the same way as the existing pickup.
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#12
oh mines fit for a humbucker spot. i can post more pics if needed.
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#13
oh mines fit for a humbucker spot. i can post more pics if needed


In that case all you need to get is a replacement pickguard to accomodate the new pickup.
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#14
or with the proper tools (or not), he can cut out his pickguard and drill new screwholes. i had my dad do that for me when i changed mine
#16
do i have to make screw holes? or can a humbucker not be at an angle like the single coil? haha
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#18
If you're going to angle a humbucker, you'd probably need to start with a fresh slate, not just expand an angled strat pickup slot. Unless of course it has ginormous pole peices like the Invader, or has rails like the X2N.
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