Humbucker Question... three wires?

Humbucker Question... three wires?

Postby al.hurst » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:25 pm

Hey guys, I have a set of Ibanez humbucker pickups but they only have three wires... A red wire, a white wire and a bare strand wire. Can I use these in a tiger wiring since the white wire and black (missing wire) go to the same place?

If not what are some super 2-ish sounding pickups i can get for cheap to use untill I save up for super 2's and sds-1's.

Thanks, Alex
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Re: Humbucker Question... three wires?

Postby Smolder » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:52 pm

check with Ibanez... they might have a wiring diagram. Most pickup winders have them posted on their sites. Some of the pickups have the pos and neg wires inside the old style cable wire... in some cases you can attach the outer to ground for better shielding. The old gibson pickups used the outer wire as ground and the inner as hot.
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Re: Humbucker Question... three wires?

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:59 pm

Sounds like a non-splittable series-only humbucker
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Re: Humbucker Question... three wires?

Postby mkaufman » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:42 pm

Wiring diagrams here, if you can find a guitar with this pickup:

http://www.ibanez.com/support/wiringdiagrams

Any markings on the pickup? Do you know how old it is?

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Re: Humbucker Question... three wires?

Postby al.hurst » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:36 pm

Its a 98 RG Series. Here is the diagram...Image
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