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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-03-2007, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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F2 F1 Are wire colors the same as Dimarzio's?

I have two sabers with the F2 C2 F1 so I decided to put in some dimarzio's. Are the wires the same color since the F's were made by Dimarzio? Thanks..Chris
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Re: F2 F1 Are wire colors the same as Dimarzio's?

They should be, but at the Ibanez factory (I presume) some of the IBZUSA's were snipped and rewired with 2-conductor. I always assumed it was so they could prewire the whole guitar and then drop the pickups in when they arrived, but I wouldn't know. There were some IBZUSA's that were hardwired with 2-conductor as well. If your IBZUSA has four conductor then it should match right up with the Dimarzio. The worst case is that it's out of phase with the center single coil if you have one. They sort of "backwards wired" their single coils, so the F1/2 could also be reverse wired to match. But even if that's the case, it's an easy fix, just reverse hot and ground.
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Re: F2 F1 Are wire colors the same as Dimarzio's?

My F2 has the wires swapped as Frank describes. I wired it up the same as the DiMarzio PAF and Vintage Blues in the guitar, and it's out of phase with them.
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