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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why do I have a 5 way switch with 2 pickups?

Can anyone tell me what all of the positions on a 5 way switch are on my Ibanez RG620? It has 2 pickups and the piezo is seperate so I don't understand what the 5 way switch is switching. Please email me at [email protected]

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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Re: Why do I have a 5 way switch with 2 pickups?

It could have coil splits, which would be why it has a 5 way.

Ibanez might also simply just buy 5 way switches because there isn't any actual functional advantage to a 3 way switch, and usually the more of one thing you buy the cheaper it is per unit.
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Re: Why do I have a 5 way switch with 2 pickups?

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Can anyone tell me what all of the positions on a 5 way switch are on my Ibanez RG620? It has 2 pickups and the piezo is seperate so I don't understand what the 5 way switch is switching. Please email me at [email protected]

Thanks
Check the Ibanez website. It should have a schematic showing which pickups are selected for each switch setting. 5way = more versatility than 3way.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-18-2008, 03:51 PM
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Red face Re: Why do I have a 5 way switch with 2 pickups?

ibanez 5 way switches for 2 humbuckers are specials and different from any other..
take a look at this post i wrote about this and a wiring i want...

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f35/la...hes-80388.html
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