Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Re: HSH w/ single size humbucker-wiring
It totally worked...awesome. The only sort of issue I had was that it seems the bridge humbucker is fully engaged (both coils) when in position 2, as opposed to just one coil. Not really a problem, just not what I thought should happen.
I was so stoked when I wired everything up (just according to the stock Ibanez diagram, by the way...once I figured out you have to read the terminals backwards) and all three pickups actually worked in the positions they were supposed to, I decided to leave well enough alone!
I may be experimenting with pups though from here. I have a PAF Pro in the neck, which definitely does what it's supposed to do...creamy and clear at once. I put a Humbucker from Hell in the bridge, the only free DiMarzio I had. It is great and not great at the same time...extremely clear, but the other hand it's pretty thin sounding. May go with something bassier but not Tone Zone bassy.
In the middle the air norton S is okay...kind of has a weird compression thing going on that I'm not wild about... but overall, I'm pleased.
Curious in suggestions on pickups for an S series to maintain articulation but get a little fatter. May consider the CL/LF set.
Thanks again all for your invaluable input.