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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-28-2003, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Help: Wiring EMG's in RG570

Just recently acquired an RG570 that came with EMG 81's in both neck and bridge position. Unfortunately, owner only connected the bridge pickup bypassing the 5 way switch. My goal so far is to connect both pickups on the five way switch but i'm not all too familiar how to wire 'em on the YM-50 switch. EMG's website does have a wiring diagram for a 5 way switch but it's obviously not similar to the switch's found on most Ibanez's.
Asking for wiring diagram from anyone experienced in wiring this setup.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-03-2003, 03:53 AM
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The problem you are facing here is that a pair of 81's are not gonna be all that versatile. Even though you have a 5-way switch, 81's are not splitable. The most you can do with them is 3-way. Either neck, neck and bridge, or bridge alone...

The only splittable humbucker EMG makes right now is the 89, which is splitable with an included push-pull pot. But it can be wired to the regular pots and split with the switch instead if you prefer...

In regards to EMG 81's wired to a 5-way, if you have a center single coil, like an SA or SV, then you can do the bridge/middle and neck/middle combos on positions 2 and 4. But the 81's will still be running in humbucking mode and sometimes will just drown the single...
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