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10/06/2016 8:04 pm

Originally Posted by: 69deville
I have a set of humbuckers I pulled out of a pawn shop Ibanez back in the early 90s, that I'm looking at now and may be better than the ones I replaced them with?
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How would these be wired up because I really want to hear what these sound like?

You need to consider the configuration of the guitar you are putting them in. This site is good because you can drill down through the various options.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/wiring-diagrams

You'll also need to know you have the right resistance pots; typically 250K for single coils, 500K for humbuckers. So if your guitar has single-coils, but you are putting in humbuckers, you'll have to upgrade the pots (& maybe tone cap?) in order to really hear the pickups in their optimal configuration.

Hope this helps!
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