Looking for a wiring diagram for a Seymour Duncan BG1400 Pick-up

Teleuride

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All,

I want to wire up an Esquire(one pick-up) with two knobs (one vol, and one tone (push/pull)), no 3-way switch, just two knobs. The BG1400 is a four conductor pick-up to split for single coil operation.

Does anyone have or know of any diagram(s)?

Your help is much appreciated!
 

walterw

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a 30kΩ stack?

could be neat for certain things but a dimarzio area hot T at like 9kΩ will likely be both louder and more like a real tele single coil; those old-school stacks have a bunch of loss, the two coils "fight" each other canceling much of the tone. a 25k stack ends up being literally not as loud as a 7k true single coil.

either way, duncan colors are commonly known; black is hot, green is ground, red & white get put together. (the bare wire is always ground no matter what.)

use the push-pull to connect the red/white pair to ground for splitting to single coil mode (at which point that stack will get a lot louder and better-sounding, just with hum)
 

walterw

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that tapped diagram wouldn't be right i don't think, not unless you rearranged all the bridge pickup colors.

the splitting switch needs to send the red/white pair to ground, not to hot, otherwise the bottom coil would be left on and you'd get very little sound out of the pickup.
 




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