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Check to see if everything is grounded. bare and green of the pickup to back of pot, back of pot to tone, ground of guitar to back of pot, and output to back of pot.

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Sorry that didn't help at all. I think I just need someone to tell what wires are the same with two diagrams. Thanks

 

Ya, I thought mighty mite colors were there but they're not.

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Why is the red and blue wire connected? Red and white are connected together, blue goes to ground, black wire to the leg on the pot.

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According to my sources, red and white are soldered together, blue is HOT.... and BLACK is GROUND. You are getting hum because your pickup isn't grounded Basically the coil is active but the shielding and pickup case are connected to black. When you grounded blue and made black hot, all of the shielding became this huge antenna transmitting RFI along with your signal to the amp.

 

 

 

http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/a...1&d=1371239144

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According to my sources, red and white are soldered together, blue is HOT.... and BLACK is GROUND. You are getting hum because your pickup isn't grounded Basically the coil is active but the shielding and pickup case are connected to black. When you grounded blue and made black hot, all of the shielding became this huge antenna transmitting RFI along with your signal to the amp.

 

 

 

http://www.seymourduncan.com/forum/a...1&d=1371239144

 

This is a Mighty Mite Rail it has different colors

 

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k69/option4snow/6736d292-6afb-4668-9e65-77c461c138f9.jpg

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Well THAT diagram says that RED and BLUE need to be soldered together. Maybe try that? White solders to ground with the shielding. Black is hot. Oh I see from the pic that's how it is. Bad pot?

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the mighty mite diagram shows red as north start. black as north end (finish); blue as south start, white as south end (finish).

since a series (full humbucker) connection is always - to + (in this case), i would think that the black (north finish, or -) and the white (south finish, or +) should be connected. this would leave red (north start, or +) as hot and blue (south start, or -) as ground.

 

the way it looks is that you have it hooked up in parallel (+ to +, both - grounded)? some prefer this to split coil, as there is less hum than a split. but the split has a (slightly) grittier sound.

i'm assuming (know what that does) that touching finger to string makes no difference. if so, prolly grounding issue. once fixed tho, still looks like you've wired parallel, according to mighty mite diagram you posted.

 

here's a slide show that has some generalized info (check slide 6): http://www.slideshare.net/finzic/ser...bucker-pickups

 

note: since each coil is wound in reverse to the other, the two finishes are the ones to be hooked up for a series coil connection. this still leaves your red & blue out in the cold as they are both starts of their coils, thus giving a parallel coil connection (see slide 7 from above link).

for parallel then: connecting red/blue (start-start=hot) & black/white (finish-finish=ground) will leave give a parallel connection.

 

for extra points: in the series hookup, grounding the white/black connection will give you the north coil only, aka "split"...

 

shoulda looked at this one first... read the text, 1st paragraph, also, see diagram 3.

http://www.1728.org/guitar8.htm

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I took it to my repair guy. We grounded everything and put different pickups in and it turns out the Might Mites are just crazy noisy probable due to not shielding them. I will Never buy from them again.

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I took it to my repair guy. We grounded everything and put different pickups in and it turns out the Might Mites are just crazy noisy probable due to not shielding them. I will Never buy from them again.

 

 

 

My Bad it was a bad pot. Sorry Mighty Mite. They sound awesome and I put in 250k pots because it was all I had and it's not too dark to me.

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