Hello to all! ....and a question - New RG520....Mmmmmmm!
I've been reading this forum for a while and always wanted an excuse to write in. Now I have one. I made my impulse buy for the year yesterday! I walked into my local Guitar Center in New Jersey and saw a brand new RG520QS in transparent blue staring at me for $479 - clearance. Well, I ran home and scooped up my JS100 (which I liked very much) and traded on up! As I said, I liked the 100 fine, but I hated the tremolo, and I always felt that I'd spot an axe that would turn me into a puddle on the floor, and this RG was it! I LOVE the Edge tremolo, and the "Chrome Black" hardware which looks like titanium. The transparent blue finish is very pretty, but only in strong light -- just a tad too dark otherwise -- But the real kicker for me was the Mahogany body. This thing is sooooo heavy (which I love), and the sustain!! Also the fact that it's Japanese helped a lot. I like the P/U's as well. The bridge pickup (V8 I think) actually reminds me of the FRED because of the harmonics. I'm just really surprised that a guitar of this quality was under $500!
Oh, I'm gushing aren't I? Sorry. Anyway, here's my question:
I downloaded the Ibanez catalog from their site and checked out the p/u configuration page. I understand every position on the chart except the second from the neck (either pos. 2, or 4 depending on what you consider to be 1) The chart says "Humbucker is Parallel Connected". What does this mean? The other split position has one coil each from the inside of the p/u's. What did they do with this setting? Sorry for my ignorance, I've just never seen anything like that before. Any help would be appreciated.
Also, if I ever decide to upgrade p/u's, what would you guys put in?
Once again, 'hello to all', and thanks!