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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-15-2016, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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Evo2 neck and bridge wiring options

I have a RG570 that I am upgrading and wanting to make into a JEM style guitar (sort of).

In terms of the pickups I want to somewhat mirror Steve Vai's EVO, except I want some additional options. I also want to use the Evo2, over the original Evo.

I want to have..

Neck - Evo2 reversed (non F spaced version)
Middle - Evo single
Bridge - Evo2 (F spaced)

But in terms of the 5 positions, I want to use a 5 way superswitch and have..

Position 1 - Bridge HB
Position 2 - Bridge inner coil + middle SC
Position 3 - Inner coils of both HB
Position 4 - Outer coil of Neck HB + middle SC
Position 5 - Neck HB

And since the output/windings of the Evo2 are high, I want to have push pulls for splitting the coils. It says on Dimarzio site that Evo2 is particularly good for splitting. And this is one big advantage of having the Evo2 in the neck. Both split coils should be around 7k.

I could have the option of 2 push pulls for splitting each HB separately, or do both on one switch, and have the second to use for turning treble bleed cap on and off, similar to JS1000 wiring. Not sure which would be more useful.

Does this sound possible with how I've explained it? And how would I go about figuring out the wiring diagram for this?

Should I email Dimarzio? Or is someone here able to help? I will be soldering all of this in, this over the Christmas holidays in the next few weeks.

Appreciate any feedback anyone can give.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 04:09 AM
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Re: Evo2 neck and bridge wiring options

It's possible to do what you wish, but you can't use a reversed neck HB, but just turn it around and you'll be fine. This has to do with the magnet poles. Two coils need the opposite magnet pole. And you will need a super switch like the VLX91 or similar.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Evo2 neck and bridge wiring options

Thanks. Dimarzio were also very helpful via email.
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