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    Default prs pup color codes?

    any ideas people....the prs website is unbelievably unhelpful. i have a set of dragon IIs tha i wanna install in something but dont know which wire is which
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    Default Re: prs pup color codes?

    I dunno why PRS is not sharing that kinda information with the public! I don't think it is a very wise decision.

    Anyways, you could figure that out with the help of a multimeter. No?

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: prs pup color codes?

    I don't know PRS colors either, but here's a webpage of mine that shows how to correlate any pups wires to Seymour Duncans: (You'll need a meter.)

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    bah, my meter mis still out of commission.
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    Default Re: prs pup color codes?

    http://www.prsguitars.com/csc/schema...3waytoggle.pdf

    You should be able to figure it out from that. I will pull out the wiring sheet from my Dragon II's and post later tonight with the listed wires/colors.

    I do remember that the neck and bridge Dragon II's have have flipped wires when wiring normal to keep them in phase.

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    they actually just emailed me back, finally, lol. these guys are whack. on the treble pup the black is hot, white is ground and red is the split. on the bass pup, the white is hot, black is ground and the red is the split.

    why on earth wouldnt they be the same color????

    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottish View Post
    they actually just emailed me back, finally, lol. these guys are whack. on the treble pup the black is hot, white is ground and red is the split. on the bass pup, the white is hot, black is ground and the red is the split.

    why on earth wouldnt they be the same color????

    lol
    Thats not really that uncommon. It's what you might call the "cheap" way of doing RW/RP. Most Asian/Indonesian Strats have the middle pup done the same way. Instead of going to the trouble of winding a separate "middle" pup, they just wind them all the same way. They do however, reverse the magnets. So, you just wire the middle pup backwards, and voila . . . poor-mans rw/rp.

    You do the same thing with the neck pup of a Tele, and you get noise-cancelling in the #2 position.

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    ahh, i never thought of that. that makes sense. cheers man
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