Re: Not digging the RG tone
Maybe a stupid question of mine, but I'll ask it anyway:
Do you use the tone knob???
When I got my RG 350 MYE it was my first Ibanez after many years of playing Fender Strats ONLY!
Basswood + Maple neck + INF pups = less warmth but a more "woody" bright tone.
Actually the INF don't sound bad (a matter of taste of course!).
I have a Vox Night Train amp which has a very clear/bright sound, perfect for Strats with tone at around 5 or 6.
I use the same amp setting for all my guitars (Treble at 0.5, mids at 0.5, bass at around 3 to 4), bright/fat switch on bright. I only use fat for high gain sounds when not using my GT 10.
I noticed that I have to turn down the tone knob to around 2 with both my RG and my JEM BFP. With that tone setting I get a nice slightly aggressive tone on the bridge and a beautyful singing warm tone on the neck pickup.
I don't know how long you have been playing but in my case (I'm a selftought player, no lessons whatsoever!!) there was just one setting during my beginner years: Volume and Tone fully open!
It took me quite a while to learn to actually USE volume and tone to shape the sound of my guitars.
Played over a tube amp the INFs don't sound bad at all. Even chords are given out pretty well defined (for pickups in this quality level). Maybe you might wanna experiment with different volume and tone settings before buying new PUs. (same with the amp! Some guitars just need an entirely different amp setting than the guitars you're used to).
I'm not saying "don't switch to other PUs", just try other possibilities first.
As far as your wiring is concerned: I see no probs to realize that wiring including adding a push/pull pot. I don't have a diagram for you though.