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looks like a humbucker,  ,with a black and a yellow wire coming out of one hole in the base plate - probably from one of the coils, and a red wire and a second black wire coming out a second hole in the base plate - probably from the other coil.

and the black wire from the second coil looks like its attached to the yellow wire of the first coil, where they are both soldered to the same bit of copper on the circuit board.  so it looks like the red is hot, the black and yellow are your coil splits, and the black one on the big copper strip is ground, and the red wire coil is your 1st coil, and the yellow wire coil is your second coil.

 

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10 hours ago, norm barrows said:

looks like a humbucker,  ,with a black and a yellow wire coming out of one hole in the base plate - probably from one of the coils, and a red wire and a second black wire coming out a second hole in the base plate - probably from the other coil.

and the black wire from the second coil looks like its attached to the yellow wire of the first coil, where they are both soldered to the same bit of copper on the circuit board.  so it looks like the red is hot, the black and yellow are your coil splits, and the black one on the big copper strip is ground, and the red wire coil is your 1st coil, and the yellow wire coil is your second coil.

 

Thank you so much, this really helps 🙏

So could I theoretically solder additional wiring to the copper segments or would you suggest I just cut the wires and work from there? (Sorry I’m pretty new to all of this)

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In my understanding the copper segments are for soldering without sacrificing the length of the wires.

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you can connect the pickup to the remaining electronics using the circuit board or the wires directly.

to use the circuit board, hot / red / positive from the electronics gets soldered to the pre-tinned part of the copper that the red wire is already soldered to, this is your "positive terminal".    black / ground / negative from the electronics gets soldered to the big bit of copper that already has the black wire soldered to it. this is your "negative terminal". note that it too is already pre-tinned.  but old solder can lack flux and not liquefy and flow well.

to use the wires directly, leave the black and yellow soldered together on the board they way they are now, and un-solder the other black, and the red wires.  these are your plus and minus wires just like on any other humbucker, then proceed to wire as usual.  You could also solder the black and yellow directly together and lose the circuit board entirely.

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On 2/28/2020 at 2:38 PM, Aaaaaaaaaaaa said:

Hey I bought this Jolana Iris pickup a month or so ago and I was just curious if anyone knew which black wire would be my ground and perhaps what the other one would go to??

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while it would make sense that the four blocks represent the four ends of the  coil wire... and the big block should be ground... any number of things coul be happening on the other side of that plate.  I do not recommend you just start desoldering things because more than likely there is a fine wire under those globs of solder that are in fact the coil wires.  If you disconnect them: no worky no more. 

best place to start is a multimeter and confirm that on the other side the inner two coils are connected in series. 

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23 minutes ago, mistermikev said:

any number of things coul be happening on the other side of that plate

You may be right. Then again, guitar pickups don't have too many wires so they look like soldering extension spots. Plus they look like the copper is on top of the brass with some insulation in between.

Oh and by the way, it looks more like a Jolana Diamant Spektrum humbucker as the Iris seems to be a single coil for their Tele-ish model.

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1 hour ago, Bizman62 said:

You may be right. Then again, guitar pickups don't have too many wires so they look like soldering extension spots. Plus they look like the copper is on top of the brass with some insulation in between.

Oh and by the way, it looks more like a Jolana Diamant Spektrum humbucker as the Iris seems to be a single coil for their Tele-ish model.

I would posit that anything other than testing with a multimeter is going to be "just a guess". 

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taking a second look, the black and yellow seem to be on separate bits of copper.    so they may only be connected by sloppy soldering.

personally, i'd check resistance across pairs of wires to determine which pairs connected to which coil.   then i'd connect the plus of one to the minus of the other, and use the remaining two wires as the usual plus and minus from a humbucker, and lose the circuit board.

 

 

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