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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question Artist: Need help with ID & wiring of these pickups

I have a 1984 artist (L840019) which I suspect has been altered.

I have new Mojotune Volume and DPDT tone pots that I'd like to wire for split-coil, if possible.

The problem I'm having is that I'm not certain of the pickups I have -AND- I need help on attempting to identify and wire these in.

"I suspect" these pickups are from a RS-530 and these are Duo-Sound coil tap system.

I'm including 2 pictures. One of the exterior surface of the Ibanez pickup and the other of the 3 wires which come from each pickup.

Each pickup has 3 wires:
red, white w/ red stripe, bare

The good people at MojoTune would like to help me, but I first need to identify the pickups as well as "what type" of coil functionality they may have.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

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Re: Artist: Need help with ID & wiring of these pickups

That pickup is actually called the IBZ. There are two different versions- one for bridge and one for neck.

Are there any markings on the back or side of the pickup you have?

Either way- the red wire is hot, the white with red tracer is the coil split, and the bare is obviously ground.
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