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  1. K

    Wiring Color Codes for 85/15 Pickups

    I am looking to swap out the default 85/15 pickups in my new PRS Custom 24-08. There are 4 colored wires: red, white, black, and green (as well as the 1 bare wire). What are the color codes (i.e. how do these colors map to North Start, North Finish, South Finish, and South Start)? Note: This...
  2. S

    57/08 Pickup Install - Need Help

    Hey Everyone, I installed a set of 57/08 pickups into a 2005 McCarty. The original pickups were a steel braided black cable and a white cable. The new 57/08 pickups are 4 cables (black, white, red, steel braid/ground). Is there any reason you would need to change the electronics in the guitar...
  3. S

    57/08 Pickup Wiring Help

    Hey Everyone, I recently purchased a new set of 57/08 pickups to install into my 2005 McCarty. The original McCarty pickups were just two wires and the 57/08 pickups are four wires. I believe I have this correct based on some other posts here: Neck/Bass Pickup: * Black = Ground * White = Hot...
  4. CandidPicker

    S2 SC Wiring Issue?

    Recently had a chance to practice with my S2 SC Std McCarty Tobacco Burst, and discovered that the bridge pickup was cutting out briefly, and both pickups would hum when you lifted your fingers from the guitar, in either humbucker or coil-tap mode. My other S2 SC Std Antique White has no such...
  5. T

    Mira pickup wiring

    i have a 2007 Mira, purchased used with a Dimarzio 4 conductor pickup in the bridge. Don’t like it. Recently found a 2008 bridge pickup to replace it but it, like the original installed neck pickup is s 3 conductor. Can’t find a wiring diagram with a coil split toggle to get it done right. All...
  6. Ovibos

    Tremonti S pickups - Where's the bare?

    Finally getting around to installing these, but I'm confused as if expect there to be a bare wire for grounding. There's a metal sleeve in there, but peeling it back I don't see a bare. However, the black wire seems to be exposed to the sleeve? What am I missing? Do I need to strip back the...
  7. O

    Volume drop after pickup change

    I have a PRS 245 SE I got in a trade last year. I like everything but the pickups and the tuners, I upgraded to locking one. When I switched out the bridge for a Seymour Duncan JB, I noticed something weird. With the selector switch in the middle, there is a volume drop when either volume pot...
  8. Ironwolf

    Wiring 85/15 - 3 wire (plus shielding) into the PRS 594

    I put the 85 / 15 into the bridge of my PRS 594, I really think it is going to be perfect sound. Just that extra level of heat. It would have been nice if I could find the 2 wire version just black and white (ha ha) for simplicity of plug and play. But I ended up with the 3 wire red, white...
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