Wiring volumes to each coil on a humbucker?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by isher1992, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Is this the proper way to wire it with a shielded, 4-wire humbucker with a series/parallel switch afterward?


    I was trying to assess it like wiring a volume pot to two individual single coil pickups, so I'm not quite sure if this is the correct way.
  2. Nope. You're grounding a pickup in series mode.
  3. What would be the way to do it then? Isolate the two pots from ground?

    Or do I have the switching mixed up?
  4. Oh, okay, I see what it is now.

    I have one of the coils wired to short itself in what should be series mode, like you said. Whoops. Thanks for the help.
  5. Stealth


    Feb 5, 2008
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Can you post the corrected schematic?
  6. Well, it was for an ATK, and come to find out, the pickup can't even be wired in series/parallel anyway, but I can post a corrected schematic if you want one.