Help with 2014 SGJ, 2 wire PUP to PCB

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  1. BigT

    BigT New Member

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    I am positive a thread for this must exist, but I can't seem to find one with my searches. So my apologies up front.

    This guitar came with 61 PAF zebra's, and I want to put in some BG Pure90's. I'm still waiting on the Pure90's, but I decided to pull everything apart, clean the guitar, and just take a look. Saw what I now know to be called a PCB (never dealt with these before) that the Pickups plugged into with a 5-pin plug.. My first thought was "crap, is this how everything comes now?" So I checked out the BG site, and it looks like the Pure90's have a red Hot, and a white and bare ground.

    Has anyone figured out how to wire an old-style pickup into these PCB things? I've seen conflicting info on-line, so I thought I would ask here where there would be people who have the exact same PCB I have. I generically would prefer to just replace the PCB with wired pots, but I have a feeling that's going to get expensive fast. I was just trying to convert this Jr to a "cheap" P90 axe to play with, so I'd like to avoid spilling a bunch of money into it.

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. Huntroll

    Huntroll Active Member

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    What you'll end up doing is soldering the new pickups hot wire to "volume pot high" and its ground lead and shield to "volume pot low",
    or a convenient ground location.
    With an ohm meter you should be able to determine which wire is which on the new pickups.
    I've got a few connected this way with the PCBs, no problem.
     
  3. BigT

    BigT New Member

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    Yeah, looks like some folks sell cables with the little sockets on ebay, so I grabbed some of those. I would assume I ignore the two tap cables, and stick the ground and "shield" to the ground. I don't guess it's something that's easy to destroy if you get it wrong the first go, so maybe I'll be able to stumble through it.. heh.
     
  4. jp4strings

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    i have a 2014 SGJ also - I got some GuitarFetish P90s and their wiring kwikplug wiring harness and took the zebras & pcb out and replaced everything. super easy and the only thing i had to solder was a right angle switch onto the GuitarFetish harness.
     
  5. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    @BigT , You need this adapter, ( eBay)


    Gibson SG White 160.JPG
     

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