Wiring help - replacing Seymour Duncan pups with originals?

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-Alan-
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Wiring help - replacing Seymour Duncan pups with originals?

Post by -Alan- » Wed May 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi. I've had this guitar for a while now (LS65?) - but never liked the Seymour Duncan pickups.

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I finally managed to track down a pair of LoveRock MIJ pickups, and intend to swap them back in asap. One question I do have, is whether the colour coding of the wires on the original Tokai pups is similar to that on the Seymour Duncans, or whether the wires - although the same colours - need to be connected differently ?

I did find a decent info chart advising on how different manufacturers colour-code the pup connections - but haven't been able to find any info on the Tokai ones:

https://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the- ... ranslation

edit - alternatively, can anybody point me towards a wiring diagram for the standard LoveRock setup c. 2002 ?

Any help much appreciated,

Thanks,
Alan

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Post by mdvineng » Thu May 02, 2019 12:25 am

4 wire or 2? what colours do you have?
you may want to re post this in this section http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewforum.php?f=1

a simple search reveals https://www.google.co.uk/search?newwind ... PJ3YLSMTwM:

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Post by -Alan- » Thu May 02, 2019 4:03 am

Yeah sorry about the wrong forum - I though I had posted it in the Guitars section, my apologies. If the mods can move it, I'd appreciate it.

I did some searching on the web thanks - but found as is the case with the link you posted that despite the headings, those sites listed aren't actually for Tokai, and most of them seem to require sign-up to a subscription service to access. If you've had better luck than me, Id be delighted if you'd point me in the right direction :)

The pups are unlabelled, but appear to be late model Keihos - with 4 way + earth wiring - green, red, black, white.

In the meantime - I have actually managed to decode the colour coding on the pups with a multi-meter, and can access the generic Seymour Duncan wiring diagram for a 2 Humbucker/2vol/2tone/1 toggle switch setup.

Wouldn't mind a look at a standard Tokai wiring diagram just in case there are any subtle differences, so I can put if back to full factory spec.

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Post by mdvineng » Thu May 02, 2019 4:42 am

at least you are getting somewhere
try http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=68515 think that's mostly for 2 wire though! If you have the lead out now, use the Seymour Duncan diagram to configure it.

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Post by -Alan- » Tue May 07, 2019 4:18 pm

^ Dear blesses..that thread makes it even worse.. much worse ..

Thanks for the steer al the same :)

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