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Hey guys, i've got some problems with wiring. Here's the scenario.

Strat wiring, with S S H configuration, 5-way switching, plus a mini 2-way on/off coil tap switch.

SD Custom Custom in the bridge. So far, i wired both the white and red together, and soldered them to the coil tap switch. Black to the pickup selector, and green + bare, to ground.

My first experience undoubtly resulted in failure. S-S has no problems, no sound when it came to H.

Anyone? Help would very much be appreciated.

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I am not an expert by any means, but I can offer some feedback from my experances last weekend. I ran afoul of an Ibanez on the wiring of the humbuckers. On mine Red is hot, Green is ground along with the sheild, and Black and White are shorted together. Try swaping the red and the black, this might work for you.

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http://www.seymourduncan.com/website/suppo...2tone_5way.html

I based my wiring on this. It was the closest thing to ssh 1 vol 2 tone and 5 way switching. But this diagram doesn't have the coil tap. So i assumed the red and white goes to the coil tap switch, and i soldered them there.

I've heard different manufacturers have got different colour codes so i'm not sure if the ibanez one would work here. Thanks for reading and replying anyway.

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You probably just have the black wire soldered to the wrong lug on the switch. Use a multimeter to trace the continuity and figure out if the wire is in the right spot. I use to use the the same switch in my Strat but I replaced it long ago with something different when I went to EMGs and desoldered everything off of it.

The red and white wires soldered together should go to the split switch just like you have it. I'd suspect that if you're getting no sound at all from the pup and the switch checks out okay, someone at SD may have wired the pup wrong.

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Go to RadioShack and pick up a cheap multimeter with an audible continuity check. Should probably set you back maybe $20, if that. The black wire should be connected to the pickup selector as you have it, but you may have it attached to the wrong lug.

You can also just try desoldering the black wire and wrapping it around the next lug and tapping on the pickup with a screwdriver to test the lug while the guitar is plugged into the amp. If that doesn't work, try the next one. I always do that when I install new pickups to make sure I wired the pattern correctly.

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