Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
How to wire up a special 5-way switch?
Well, shortly after getting my RG1220 I got the urge to replace the 3-way blade switch with a 5-way blade switch so I could get a little more versatility in my tonal options. Being completely electronically inept, I went to both the Dimarzio and Ibanez sites for wiring diagrams. Dimarzio's site only shows how to do "special 5" wiring with a super switch (20-some poles), and Ibanez's site uses a wierd switch with all the terminals in a straight line. The 5-way switch I bought has the terminals staggered, like so:
2 4 6 8
1 3 5 7
Another point of confusion is that there are different "special 5" configurations... one Ibanez setup (ala the 3120) is different than the other (ala the 7620).
At the end of the day, I really don't care which "special 5" setup I have, just as long as all positions work. So how would I wire up a standard 5-way switch to do special 5 wiring? Just need to know what wires go where! (BTW... I'm using standard 4-conductor Dimarzios... a Super 3 and a FRED)