PRS pickups wiring (with vintage braid and white wire only)

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  1. clay49

    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    Just snagged a set of 57/08 pickups that have a vintage braid lead and one white wire...how the heck do you wire that in a standar (non-coil tapping situation)???

    I would assume the vintage braid would be as all vintage braids would go: Outer shield to the can (ground) and the inner wire to the hot lug of the pot...but what about that extra white wire???? :bonk
     
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    Noise Under The Floor Supporting Member

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    The pickups are splittable. That white wire on a PRS pickup is usually the coil tap, used with their push-pull tone setup aka McCarty wiring, also used on the DGT pickups and wiring as well, and pretty much any PRS that is stock with a toggle, volume, and push pull tone.

    You can see the white wires going to the push/pull tone pot:
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    They are connected to the two bottom tabs...bottom right illustration:
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    clay49 Silver Supporting Member

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    Great! Thanks for the helpful info!
     
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    Glad to help. If you don't need/want to tap the coils just tape them off and tuck them out of the way. Just don't cut them off (I've seen that on used PRS pickups, doh!) Are you putting them in another PRS or a different guitar?
     
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    Putting them into an amber flame top '98 Gibson Les Paul Standard Double Cutaway.
     

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