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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-01-2018, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pickup Installation Assistance

Hey Folks,
I am hopeful that several of you out there are way smarter than me and can help me navigate this installation. I am replacing the stock dimarzios on my ibanez prestige which are 4-wire conductor and connected to a 5-way switch. I have no interest in using a 5-way switch and therefore am replacing the pickups with 2-wire conductor pickups.

My question is, having the braided ground and hot wire, where do i connect the hot wire to? There are 6 contact points on the switch currently being used by the stock pickups (red, white, black and green). I simply want to install them where i can switch between bridge, neck or both.

Thanks in advance,
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-01-2018, 10:22 PM
 
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Re: Pickup Installation Assistance

the hot wire will go to the red wire from the dimarzio. The bare wire will go to the ground. That will get you the bridge bridge and neck and just neck pickup wiring but it doesn't change the fact that you have a 5 way switch and only want 3 positions. You'd probably be better off getting a 3 way switch. I am not sure which switch you have so I can't tell you exactly what your five way switch is going to look like or what positions will be exactly what.
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