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FDP Forum / The 'Pup' Tent / Seymour Duncan Blackouts



stigg "Geezer, and still lov'in it"!
Mar 16th, 2018 01:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey e'budy. I've installed a couple of Seymour Duncan "Blackout" active pups. Using the wiring diagram every thing is working but the diagram is showing a ground wire to the bridge/taipiece unlike the equivalent E.M.G.setup. Is this ground wire necessary?

Blackout diagram



Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Apr 6th, 2018 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Are you using 2 volume pots and 2 tone pots? The diagram for that shows No ground wire to the bridge, but anytime that pickups used only one tone control, it shows that a ground wire is used going to the bridge.
On the 2V+2T control setup, all of the pots are grounded on the back of their casings with a continuous wire soldered together.
But in every other scenario, that uses only one tone control or No tone control and just a volume pot, the ground is used. Yeah, it's different from an EMG setup but I guess that's what's required.
I was hoping maybe someone would have responded to your question by now, but as you've probably noticed from all the supplied diagrams, that this is how they have them configured.
Hope this helps and that your pickups sound good!
I have never heard these pickups before nor have I known anyone who has them, but many a metal player has commented on how much more dynamic they sound over theirEMG equivalents. I have the EMG 81/85 set in 2 guitars and like them a lot, but a friend has the 60 and I forget the other pickup used in that set, but his Eclipse sounds great!
Enjoy your guitar and hope all is working properly.

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