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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blazer BL 1025 Question

I recently aquired a Cayman Green BL 1025 and i think the pickups might have been swapped at some point. The soldering is nasty and there is electrical tape
Im wondering if anyone has this model and could post pics of the original JL/Daisensei pickups/ electronics?
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Re: Blazer BL 1025 Question

I think I have several sets of those pickups in boxes that I pulled out of BL1025s. I don't have pics, but I can try to take some soon.

One thing I know is that they have absolutely no distinguishing markings anywhere on them. I know that because I sold a set to someone a few years back and the buyer just had to trust me about what they were.

You probably know this, but the BL1025 had an unusual wiring scheme where the middle position of the 5-way engages the 2 outer pickups, rather than the middle single alone. Also, the tone pot is push/pull to split the 2 humbuckers. Is yours still working like that?
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Thanks stratoskier, that would be a big help. Yes, that's how it was wired when I got it. It took me a few to figure out exactly what the switch positions did. When I opened it up, all the wiring was messed up. Globs of solder on the pots, wires twisted and electrical tape everywhere. There are no markings on these pickups. I think someone swapped the pickups and hopefully put the originals back in before selling. I'm trying to get Ibanez to send me a wiring diagram so I can rewire correctly.
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Re: Blazer BL 1025 Question

Yes, that would be my guess -- someone swapped them out but replaced the originals before selling the guitar.

For the wiring diagram, go to this page:
http://www.guitarelectric.eu/schemat...f.html#schemat

You can pull up the schematics by clicking on either of the 2 little icons to the right of BL1025. I also have copies I can forward if you have trouble.
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Re: Blazer BL 1025 Question

Late to the game here. Also have several pairs of original 1025 PUs laying around. Yell if I can me of any assistance. I'm always curious as to what PUs people end up with these guitars. For me it's all about taking some of the upper mid bite outta that VSV bridge. Love the guitars though.
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Re: Blazer BL 1025 Question

Hey Stratoskier and guitarspaz, would either of you be willing to sell a set of those JL/Daisensei pickups?
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