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  • Benedetto B6 Update: Wiring/Resistance Challenge

    Okay, so I got out my trusty Fluke, and here are the resistance readings: Click image for larger version

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    3 leads: black, white and shield.
    Black to white = 5.8k
    white to shield = 6k
    black to shield = 11.9k
    black+shield to white = 2.9k
    white+shield to black = 5.8k (forgot to take a pic of this one), basically the same as black+white
    I'm thinking that these readings are odd. Shouldn't the black to white read across both coils, which should be around 12k? Any thoughts on how to wire this?

  • #2
    Read here. Search function is your friend.

    https://forum.seymourduncan.com/foru...1-benedetto-b6

    allstarrme is right!
    Last edited by hamerfan; 01-23-2021, 11:03 AM.
    I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

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    • #3
      Thanks Hamerfan! I had looked at that thread previously, but there are 4 different opinions, and the OP never says which variant worked for him. The Duncan paperwork in that post shows the black as the hot lead, with the white acting as a switch lead. The black to shield reading *seems* to be the full pickup reading, so it appears that grounding the white wire turns the pickup off?

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      • #4
        i assume the white is the coil split which is why its half of the full resistance

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jeremy View Post
          i assume the white is the coil split which is why its half of the full resistance
          Yep, so does the readings tell us!
          I get the feeling the A8 will blow your skirt up more so - Edgecrusher

          Smooth trades with Jerryjg, ArtieToo, Theodie, Micah, trevorus, Pierre, pzaxtl, damian1122, Thames, Diocletian, Kevinabb, Fakiekid, oilpit, checo, BachToRock, majewsky, joyouswolf, Koreth, Pontiac Jack, Jeff_H

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          • #6
            I agree on the white being a coil split. Since I don't want to use it that way, I wired black hot, shield to ground, and taped off the white. As soon as I get new strings back on it I'll let you know if we were right....

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            • #7
              If anyone cares, our assumption on the Benedetto B6 wiring was correct, black = hot, white = coil tap/split. The new pickup sounds awesome in my Eastman John Pisano, and I haven't even finished setting it up yet!

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              Looks pretty nice, too...
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              • #8
                Nice. Benedetto's are on my "to-do" list.

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                • #9
                  glad it worked out and happy it sounds so good!

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                  • #10
                    That is a beautiful guitar. I have an Eastman T59/v, but it came with Antiquities. I always wonder how the Bennies sound- I've never had a chance to try them.
                    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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