#1
I just bought a new pickup for my guitar and I need some help with the wiring as it didn't come with a diagram or anything.
It's a wilkinson humbucker..

There is 5 wires - yellow, red, white, black and a bare one.
The red and white are soldered together as are the black and the bare one..

My guess is that the black/bare is ground and red/white is for coil-taping maybe??

Can anyone confirm this?

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#2
I that black is hot, Red/White for tapping, yellow (supposed to be green?) and bare for ground.

I've sold the guitar that had wilkinsons in - but I think that was the way it was.
#3
That's what I thouht before I got the pickup.
I found a review for Wilkinson PAF humbuckers (this is an open coil style, model: MWHB) on Harmony Central that said the same, but the black and bare are braided and soldered together which is why I'm a little confused..
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#4
try bare and black to ground, yellow as hot and tape the end of the white and red.
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#5
Sorry - totally missed that they were soldered - I go with the way they are then!
#6
Ok, thanks guys - I'll try that then.

This is my first time changing a pickup, and this maybe a stupid question, but if I wire it up wrong it's not going to short out the guitar or anything right?? It just won't work??
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#7
you just wont hear anything. can't imagine how you can short circuit a guitar which has no power going through it.
GEAR:
Epiphone LP special model 2 (Heavily modded - killswitch and custom midi X-Y touch pad).
Digitech Whammy, Zvex Fuzz Factory, Boss Dynamic Wah, Electro harmonix Little Big Muff, Zoom G7.1ut, Digitech Grunge, Korg KP2.
Marshall AVT 50x
#8
Thanks.. I didn't think so, but better safe than sorry right
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