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    IB-5 Wiring

    I started wiring my IB-5 that I started a couple of years ago. The instructions talk about the hot wire as being white, however the pups in the kit have the white twinned with a red wire, which I assume is for coil splitting.


    So, am I right in assuming that the black in this case is the hot wire and the green with the bare shield is the earth? (See attached photo)
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    Yep, the factory has changed from 2-wire (hot and bare) pickups to 4-wire (plus bare shield) versions.

    Black = hot (connect to volume)
    Red & White = series link between coils (leave joined and just insulate the tip so it canít short if youíre not doing coil splits)
    Green & Bare = ground and shield (connect them to your ground point, back of pot etc)
    Scott.

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    So is black North start and red North finish?

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    Black = north start (hot)
    White = north finish
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    Red = south finish
    Green = south start (ground)
    Scott.

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    There were only two choices. I knew I'd get it wrong. Murphy's law ;-)

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