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extra wires and double stack(seymour duncan)

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ryan morris, May 24, 2001.

  1. ryan morris

    ryan morris

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    ok, i have installed a couple sets of seymour duncan pu's. i did them the way it says, by soldering the two wires together and using the other two. but, why do i have to do this? am i not using my pu's full potential? why is it double stacked and have the extra wires?
    thanks ryan
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I'm guessin' you're talkin' about the S/D Classic Stack
    that you put in the neck position of your MIA J?
    I believe the Classic Stack is a hum-bucking J type,
    hence the four wires. I think you DID wire it correctly -
    the second coil is meant to reduce hum. You could
    intstall a switch or switch/pot to run it's main coil in
    'single' mode (non H/B), but some hum may return.
  3. ryan morris

    ryan morris

    Sep 11, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    well, that makes a bunch of sense. thank you. later, ryan

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