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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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HSH Pickup Configuration Wiring Mod

Hi guys, I have been playing an Ibanez RG with HSH pickup configuration for a long time now and must admit that I like the versatility of the pickups sound with standard 5-way switch.

However, I was wondering is it possible to have a H-H tone wired into my guitar.

So, would like to share about the modification on my wiring. Don't know has it been done before but just share it to you guys.

I add a DPST switch to the wiring to the humbuckers hot output connected as shown in the diagram



Explanation:
DPST has two switching option:

Option 1:
Work like standard 5 way HSH wiring

Option 2:
The DPST switch "Bypass" the 5 way switch for the humbuckers and both humbuckers are connected straightly to the volume pot hot. So, in theory, it suppose to create the Les Paul H-H middle position tone.

Bonus:
When in option 2, select position 2,3,4 on the 5 way switch will ON the middle single coil as well. So, you will get all Pickups ON at the same time.


For this wiring, a DPST switch or a Push-Pull pot is needed.

Hope can give you guys some new tone from the standard HSH RG.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 01:20 PM
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Re: HSH Pickup Configuration Wiring Mod

Good stuff, man!
I'm adding this to my wiring sticky....



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