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Post subject: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:51 pm
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Hi mates.
I have 2 pickups from my 2007 USA stratocaster. Their wires have red and blue colors.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q26zso ... sp=sharing
Can you tell me please in which position are they supposed to used for?
I also have another one (iirc with yellow color) but i have it in another guitar installed.
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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 pm
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IIRC the pickup with the red lead-in wire is normally installed at the bridge while the pickup using blue is normally positioned at the neck. If the third pickup (with the yellow lead-in) came from that set, the yellow wire normally indicates a RW/RP configuration and should be used in the middle.

To confirm, check each coil's DCR with a VOM.

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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:27 pm
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Thanks for your input! I'm confused!
I found all the possible combinations so far. I mean all the colors in all positions...
Apparently Fender change from time to time the positions of the colors or use different colors?
Look at this one:
https://www.strat-talk.com/data/attachm ... c0d576.jpg
Or this one:
https://www.strat-talk.com/data/attachm ... 5dae3d.jpg
I don't really know and unfortunately i don't have a VOM...


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:42 pm
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If you wanna be a carpenter you gotta have the right tools.

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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:07 pm
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You're right, but i'm not a carpenter, just a noob in electronics! And not every guitar player has a VOM! (i think) :lol:


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:54 pm
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In your first picture, the length of the wire is another clue. I would suggest even a cheap meter to measure resistance and some time on you tube to learn how to use the resistance function would be useful to anyone that plays an electric guitar.

I'm not saying you need to learn electronics, just the difference between a short, open, or something in between, and when it's in between, what amount of resistance is appropriate.

Otherwise, you're stuck with a local luthier. They may or may not know what they're doing, and you'll likely wait days for a fix.

JMHO,


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:00 pm
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Imho
56205 blue neck
56206 red mid
56207 yellow bridge :D


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:26 am
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A VOM is a must like screw driver and wire cutter ( for new strings ) if you want to do some work in your guitar.

$30 at Home Depot

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial- ... 177756-_-N


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:19 am
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i still have an analog meter i bought at radio shack in the early 70's. still works. a vom is an absolute necessity


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:19 am
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i still have an analog meter i bought at radio shack in the early 70's. still works. a vom is an absolute necessity


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:18 pm
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I did some research and the closest i found was this one:
https://reverb.com/au/item/14265806-201 ... 6206-56207
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Bridge - 56207, 7.49 kΩ
Middle - 56206, 5.93 kΩ
Neck - 56205, 6.22 kΩ

..as jimmy_james wrote earlier! :D

Ok guys, i asked 6-7 guitar players friends of mine and nobody has a VOM :lol:
Anyways it's a usefull tool but if i would have one i didn't ask for your help!

Thanks for your inputs, much appreciated!


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Post subject: Re: Pickup wire colors
Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:56 pm
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[quote="Stratomanj"

Ok guys, i asked 6-7 guitar players friends of mine and nobody has a VOM :lol:
[/quote]

A saying from French Canada, I don't know if It has its equivalent in English; which is assembled is alike.
Or ; our friends are like us . :lol:


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