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Old 12-22-2009, 07:46 PM
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5 way wiring isn't working right (help!)


I just wired my guitar up like this.

http://www.tremol-no.com/images/dim_8polerev2.jpg

I've triple checked everything. It's all where it's supposed to be.

However I've got two problems.

1. The 2nd position (two single coils) is silent. When I put it in that position it acts like a killswitch.

2. The first position (bridge pickup) sounds like it might be in split coil mode. Maybe it's just me, but this position sounds an awful lot like a strat to me.

I don't understand whats gone wrong. I've wired many guitars before. Usually it's something like a missed ground. But no. I checked all the grounds and everything. It's all perfect. No cold solders.

Wtf?
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:21 AM
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Re: 5 way wiring isn't working right (help!)


Do you use the original 5 Way switch that came with the guitar ? or you bought a normal strat 5 way switch ?
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:11 AM
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Re: 5 way wiring isn't working right (help!)


Be aware that there are 2 switches that look alike(but have different numbers). If you try to use the 5-way from an RG520(dual humbuckers) on a 550(H-S-H), it will not work. I wonder if you have the wrong switch?
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