Members clay sails Posted March 14, 2010 Members Share Posted March 14, 2010 Hey all, I'm in the midst of wiring a humbucker in place of a single coil at the bridge of my strat. (I'm not a noob at this, but I don't really understand the "theory" behind wiring -- I just solder stuff until the sound works.) Here are my (quick) questions: The original SC pickup had a ground on the corner of the 5 way switch, and the hot wire leading to the leftmost pin of the switch. The Seymour Duncan schematic for the humbucker shows both the uninsulated ground and green wire leading to the volume pot, and the black wire leading to the pin. Question 1:Does it matter whether I ground on the switch or the pot? Question 2:What is the green wire for and why did the original pickup not have a wire leading to the volume pot? Question 3: I assume that I have to strip the tiny tiny humbucker wires to expose the metal for soldering. Any tips on how to do this without snipping the wire? Thanks in advance (I'll post an update if/when the job is successful.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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