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Hi all, I got a pair of pickups from a modern sunburst archtop, they say hamer on the front and on the back g&b pickup company, one is g113 KP the back is g113-1kp

I cannot seem to find any information on wiring on these, wondering if any of you have any thoughts on this? There is black, white, red, green and a ground; on my multimeter red and green show resistance and white and black show resistance, so I tried black hot, white and red tied together, green and ground strap to ground, does this sound right? It seems very low output although I am getting 14.54k on the back pickup and 9.08k on the front on the multimeter

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated

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The G&Bs I've had cross my bench followed Duncan color codes from what I recall. Your readings above support what I recall.

Sounds like what you have are Asian knockoffs of a JB or Custom (bridge) and a 59 or Jazz or APII (neck).

I know they are made in Korea, and I run into them frequently in PRS SE and other WMIC-manufactured guitars. Find some accurate SE and WMIC product wiring diagrams and it will likely verify the color codes.  https://killerguitarrigs.com/world-musical-instruments-korea/

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I just pulled the stock pickup I removed from my recent MIM EVH Bumblebee that I think may be a restamped G&B, and it too is green + white soldered together, red is hot, black and bare to ground. Both that scheme and a Duncan scheme would get similar DCR readings on a multi-meter, the question is which colors are coil starts/ends. You botch that, you will get function (output) but you won't get humbucking operation.

Try both schemes. Whichever one sounds better, in the form of quieter, that's the correct configuration haha.

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On 10/11/2022 at 8:12 AM, Jeff R said:

I just pulled the stock pickup I removed from my recent MIM EVH Bumblebee that I think may be a restamped G&B, and it too is green + white soldered together, red is hot, black and bare to ground. Both that scheme and a Duncan scheme would get similar DCR readings on a multi-meter, the question is which colors are coil starts/ends. You botch that, you will get function (output) but you won't get humbucking operation.

Try both schemes. Whichever one sounds better, in the form of quieter, that's the correct configuration haha.

Ahhh... thank you guys! I'll try that tomorrow; I'm really not liking the way it sounds the way I have it wired

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