Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Any guitar re-wiring experts out there? - Help greatly appre
Today I've decided, if nothing else, that I would have gotten some value from majoring in electrical engineering.
Here are my basic questions first:
1) Does "in phase" mean that + is connected to -, as opposed to + connected to + and - connected to - ? (I'm assuming the former, correct me if I'm wrong)
2) For two coils to hum cancel properly, should the coils be positioned so that + is next to -, as opposed to + is next to + and - is next to -? (Again, I'm assuming the former, correct me if I'm wrong)
Anyway, I'm in the process of rewiring my RG1200. It started out with a PAF, Ibanez C3, and Tone Zone connected to a 5-way switch (seems similar to the Jem wiring). Something's a little different than the Jem wiring, though, since both humbuckers were installed in the same direction. Based on the wiring, I'm assuming that one of the in-between positions is the outside coil of a humbucker with the single coil, while the other in-between position is the inside coil of a humbucker with the single coil.
I bought 2 evos & a blue velvet to put into the 1200. After making the purchase, I read on Dimarzio's website that I should have bought the "reverse polarity" model. Unfortunately, I didn't. The Blue Velvet, according to the instructions, can be phase reversed. Is this the same thing as reversing the polarity? I can't physically turn the Blue Velvet around (since it has staggered pole pieces), but if I switched the white and black wires, would it be the same as the "reverse polarity" model or not?
If I end up turning the neck pickup upside down, then how can I tell if the phase of the middle pickup is correct? Would it be possible that I have to turn the bridge pickup upside down instead? Would I then have to change the wiring to get the desired effect?
Does this make any sense at all?