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P-bass pickups with 3 wires

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Follow1, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Follow1


    Apr 10, 2011
    I just bought Dimarzio DP250 Area P pickups and each pickup has a grey wire. I put them to the back of the pot, but there's a noise then i take my hand off the strings and output is weak.
    Please help!
  2. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    DiMarzio has wiring diagrams on their website.
  3. Follow1


    Apr 10, 2011
    sadly, there is no diagram for these
  4. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Contact DiMarzio customer service.
  5. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
  6. Follow1


    Apr 10, 2011
  7. Via email from DiMarzio Tech = "Grey is a ground wire. It should be soldered to the back of a control."
  8. You have a grounding problem. This is not something that is related to pickups.
  9. johnnyCreep


    Jul 25, 2012
    Hey, old thread resuscitation, but OP, did you ever get this correctly wired? There's still no instructions on their web site... I don't have a buzz, but I do have very weak output.
  10. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    not surprising, two years later and dimarzio still won't admit that these pickups even exist! nothing at all on the website or in my dealer catalogs about them.
  11. iain westland

    iain westland first class idiot

    Have you put a meter across them? Series or parallel?
  12. Smurf_Byte


    Aug 21, 2011
    I just installed this pickup and found this thread regarding the extra grey wires. I did as stated and soldered the grey wires together and put them to ground along with the green wire. I use a Kellingsound solder-less harness so I just installed them to the same "ground hole." Working perfectly now.