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Consider the two coils of a humbucker pickup:

Coil 1: A _OOOOOO_ B having terminals A and B

Coil 2: C _OOOOOO_ D having terminals C and D

Pickup Manufacturers Color Codes:



Anderson red green black white

DiMarzio red black green white

Gibson black green red white

Jackson green white black red

Lawrence black green red white

Schaller green white yellow brown

Seymour Duncan black white green red

(the bare/shield wire is always soldered to ground)

Wiring Options:

Series linked / out of phase:* A-hot B&D-series link C-ground

Series linked / in phase:** A-hot B&C-series link D-ground

Parallel linked / out of phase: A&D-hot B&C-ground

Parallel linked / in phase:** A&C-hot B&D-ground

* Standard humbucker wiring arrangement

** Non-humbucking

© Mic Kaczmarczik

-Just to add GFS pickups are same as SD.

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