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Installing a SD STK-2J (n) - doesn't work

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Beammeup, Mar 25, 2013.


  1. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Hi,

    I have just started to replace the stock J-pickup in my Aerodyne bass, but the new Pickup doesn't work :meh:

    I have follow the std. instructions and it does not make a sound.

    Anything to be specifically careful about here?
     
  2. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    SD?

    Green and bare wire to ground
    Red wire to HOT
    Black+White wire soldered together and isolated?
     
  3. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    SD = Seymour Duncan

    Thanks Cadfael - I'm trying it in 5 min.
     
  4. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Thank you very much - it worked like a charm!

    This is the first time I have seen an error in the instructions included from SD

    Red & White - solder together and taped
    Black (HOT) - to lug #2 on volume pot
    Green & Bare - to ground on top of pot​

    Now I just need to correct the phase by switching green and black.
     
  5. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    switching GREEN and RED ... :)
    Black+White stay together to get the HB ...
    Bare remains GND ...
     
  6. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Arhh..... That's why it didn't work.

    HB ???
     
  7. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    HB = Humbucker ...
    Black+White soldered together > series humbucker wiring ...
    Black+White are the "inner coil ends" and have to stay as they are.
    Red and Green are the "outer coil ends" which have to be switched (if Out-od-Phase).
    The bare wire is always GND.
     
  8. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    SH************TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    For Seymour Duncan:
    Green + Bare to GND
    Black to HOT
    Red+White soldered together.

    If Out-of-phase with another PU
    Black+Bare to GND
    Green to HOT
    Red+White soldered together.

    SSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOORRRYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!
    I must have been stupid, drunken or blind ...

    Green and Red build one coil.
    Black and White build the other coil.

    Red and White are the inner wires, Green and Black are the outer wires ...
     
  9. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Hi A,

    Once again thank you for your quick reply's and help.

    I followed your guidance pre-confusion posts :) and it work just as it should.

    Final wiring:
    Red and bare wire to ground
    Green to HOT
    Black+White wire soldered together and isolated?​

    It sounds right - shouldn't it?
     
  10. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    Greentings from Dortmund (D) to Denmark!

    What you write now would be a DiMarzio wiring (my false wiring!!!).
    When Red is GND and Green is HOT, only one of the two coils work!!!

    See my Post #8 ...
    This should be the correct wiring for Seymour Duncan ...
    Red+White soldered together and isolated.
    Green and black build the outer coil ends which have to be connected to GND and HOT ...
     
  11. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Greetings :)

    If only one coil is working the sound would be pretty weak right?
     
  12. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Is this true?
     
  13. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    I don't know how the SD STK-2J is/are built ...
    If it has stacked coils, the sound is weaker (but maybe not "pretty weak").
    If the coils are side by side (like in a DiMarzio J) you will only hear two of the four strings ...
     
  14. Beammeup

    Beammeup

    Oct 7, 2002
    Denmark
    Then it sounds like I got it right :)

    The instructions enclosed was not even close in being right...
     

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