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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2020, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Pickups RGA8420 JCustom

I need some help with a pick up configuration. I picked up a J Custom two years ago from a limited run. The RGA8420. I purchased some lace finger burners because I purchased the blue model.

I have configured pick ups before but I have never seen this thing between the pots. I will show you what I am dealing with in terms of wires. I know I could figure this out but I thought I would share as well. Our tech here works for Long and Mcuade and he wants to charge me 150 dollars and take it home.

Anyway, I open the cavity after about five minutes my head hurts....

Here are some pictures of the guts of the guitar. The lace are one orange wire, then a white and green that are pre soldered alongwith a white and red. The dimarzio you can see are a single white to the selector, a single red to the selector and a binded black and green to the selector. Then I have this thing with a red and green binded to it and a white and black. All other wires either go from the pots to the input.

I think this guitar would look beautiful with these, I have heard good things about them.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2020, 04:12 AM
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Re: Help with Pickups RGA8420 JCustom

Both very good guitars, neither will be disappointing really. All comes down to your budget here. The J Custom is "better" overall but that is subjective since it will come down to the player to fully determine that, but at least from a design point it will have better materials, possibly better playability and other things.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2020, 03:26 PM
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Re: Help with Pickups RGA8420 JCustom

The thing between the pots is the mini toggle switch used to split both pickups?

Based on looking at a picture of the front of the guitar and reading its features on Ibanez Wiki.

The guitar is probably wired similar to the following, except you have a 3-way lever switch instead of a 3-way toggle for the pickup selector.

Couldn't find a wiring diagram exactly like this guitar (2 Humbucker/1 Volume/1 Tone/3-Way Lever Switch/1 Mini Toggle Switch

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