I purchased an Alnico Mini Humbucker from ebay a couple of months ago. It was described as the Bridge end, but I am only installing one near the neck/fingerboard.
Now that it's installed, and I am ready to wire it, I am left scratching my head. The pickup has a red and a white wire, and a single ground wire which I assume to be the overall shield around the cable. Should I treat the red wire as the neutral, and possibly even tie it to the ground wire? I'm pretty certain it is not an active pickup, requiring external voltage.
I am wiring a single volume and tone pot, along with the jack. After scanning thru some of the Seymour Duncan wiring diagrams, I did not find anything that resembled this. Any suggestions or insight would be welcome.
LIke Don said, but I would just tape them on or use alligator clips while testing instead of soldering.
But anyway, maybe that extra wire is for a coil tap? In which case, both wires are hot, but one makes a humbucker and one makes it a single coil. Maybe you would just leave the single coil one not hooked up to anything?