Pickup Wiring

 With this overview you should be able to wire most 4 conductor cable pickups.

   3  

 HUMBUCKING 

  1  

   4 

 2 COIL PICKUP 

  2   

The wires are connected in the following way: 4 -> ground, 3 -> volume pot, 1+ 2 -> wired together or used for coil splitting. The problem is that every company uses it's own color codes. But with the following table you should be able to get it right.

1

2

3

4

DiMarzio

Black

White

     Red    

     Green     

Duncan

White

     Red    

Black

Green

Schaller

Brown

White

Yellow

Green

Anderson

Green

White

Red

Black

Gibson

White

Green

Red

Black

Jackson

     Red    

White

Black

Green

Lawrence   

White

Green

Red

Black

For tips on how to wire pots, switches, etc. take a look at Guitarnuts.