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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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GFS Pickup WIRING HELP!!!

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I got a brand new set of GFS pickups from guitarfetish, the lil puncher model.

I need to wire them into my telecaster in a regular 3 way wiring and I need a diagram.

I got one from Guitar electronics but I dind't understand it! Is it supose to sold and tape one wire to the other of the same humbucker??

I don't understand what to do with so mutch ground wires! I'm lost here can anyone point me another diagram??

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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How many wires come out of the Lil' Puncher? Old-school humbuckers have just two (usually one hot wire running inside a braided metal ground wire). These kind are easy wire, because they have two wires, just like a single-coil pickup.

Some humbuckers, however, have four wires (two from each coil). With this setup, you can add a coil-tap to access just one coil (instant single-coil!). This, of course, requires more wiring and it can get complicated.

If you want to use the humbucker as a plain, old, non-splittable pickup, you join two of the four wires (solder & tape) and you're back to two wires. WHICH TWO WIRES depends on the pickup. It should say in the docs that came with the pickup -- a 'bucker I got from GFS spelled it out.

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Old December 13th, 2006, 11:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've found a great piece of information on a similar seymour duncan pickup

can I use that to wire up my GFS pickup? I've checked and they use the same color codes
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Green is hot (connect to switch)
Black is Ground
Red and White should be taped together

I hope this helps!
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Old December 13th, 2006, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've never bought any pickups from GFS that didn't have a wiring diagram in the box with them.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the diagram they bring is awfull!!

the neck pickup has a red and a white connected cables a green cable and a black cable connected to a simple metal cable, so the green is "hot" and the black is "ground" right?

the bridge pickup as the same red-white connected and green cables but the black cable and the simple metal cable aren't connected, I should connected and use that as ground cable, right??
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the diagram they bring is awfull!!

the neck pickup has a red and a white connected cables a green cable and a black cable connected to a simple metal cable, so the green is "hot" and the black is "ground" right?

the bridge pickup as the same red-white connected and green cables but the black cable and the simple metal cable aren't connected, I should connected and use that as ground cable, right??
Solder the red and the white wires together. They might already be soldered together. Cover them with electric tape, or shink wrap. Tape's probably better.

Connect the black wire, and the bare wire to the back of a pot, to ground them.

Connect the green wire to the switch.

I'm pretty sure that'll work.

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I just put in a GFS Lil Puncher in my '95 and yes, the directions are terrible. Thanks to you guys I'm up and running.
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I just put in a GFS Lil Puncher in my '95 and yes, the directions are terrible. Thanks to you guys I'm up and running.
Yeah, the GFS instructions are a bit overhyped, but at least they give you instructions and hardware, because when I ordered some Dragonfire PUs, they did not include any instructions or hardware with the new PUs, but luckily I am kind of a pack rat, so I had some extra parts, in order to install the PUs.
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I've never bought any pickups from GFS that didn't have a wiring diagram in the box with them.
Yeah, same here. And I've had no trouble reading it.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The Duncan website has a wiring diagram for every Tele configuration known to man. I use them all the time. It's the best wiring resource I've been able to find.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I bought a Dragonfire hot rail humbucker from guitarpartsonline.com (TNT Guitars) and can't find a wiring diagram for it. I didn't get one with the pickup. Does anyone out there have one? If so please post it or tell me what color wire goes where?
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