61 Zebra swap and Dimarzio spacing size

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  1. drown

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    Hi,

    Three questions:

    1. Is there a big difference between the neck and bridge 61 zebra pickups in the 2014 SGJ? Is there any reason the 61 zebra bridge could not be put in the neck position on another guitar?

    2. If purchasing a Dimarzio humbucker which are offered in both F and Regular spacing, which should one get for an SG?

    3. What's the easiest way to connect a non-quick connect pickup to a PCB? Any options that don't require soldering?

    Thanks
     
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    1. They are identical
    2. Regular
    3. Buy a Molex connector kit off eBay (many different sellers, here is but one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/322447976098?lpid=82&chn=ps&ul_noapp=true) and mate up to the DiMarzio for plug-and-play. The one rub there is you will have to solder the leads of the DiMarzio to the adapter in order to do it correctly, but that is very easy to do.
     
  3. drown

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    From Dimarzio via their email tech support:

    It should be F-spaced for best results. We are sorry, but there is no practical and neat way to add a quick-connect. Although it is a little clumsy, the simplest connection method is to cut the original pickup wire (leaving enough cable from the plugin connector to work with), and solder our pickup to the cable. If the original Gibson pickups have 4-conductor wire, the conversion from their wiring code to ours is:

    DiMarzio Red Black Green White

    Gibson Red White Black Green

    I understand you do not have soldering tools, but this is the only reliable method to make the connections.

    DiMarzio Inc.
     

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