Humbucker Wire Colors

These are the most commonly used 4-wire humbucker coil wire colors based on information published by the pickup maker. If your pickup maker is not listed or if your pickup's wire colors do not match those listed in the chart, send us your pickup make and model.

Here's a few tips to help identify your pickup's coil start and finish wires:
  1. The pickup's hot output wire is usually the north start wire.
  2. The pickup wire connected to ground is usually the south start wire.
  3. The north finish and south finish wires are typically connected together for standard series coil wiring.
Pickup
Maker
North
Start
North
Finish
South
Start
South
Finish
Amrstrong Black Red White Green
Barden Black White Green Red
Bartolini Black White Green Red
Benedetto Black White Green Red
Dean Black White Green Red
DiMarzio Red Black Green White
Duncan Black White Green Red
Fender Green White Red Black
Fralin White Green Black Red
Gibson Red White Black Green
Jackson Green White Black Red
Lace Orange White Black &
White
Black &
Orange
Lawrence Red White Black Green
Peavey Red Green Black White