Ibanez factory phase switch wiring - Jemsite
Pickups & wiring Discussion about pickup types, replacements, recomendations, switching, wiring diagrams and sustainer systems for ANY guitar, JEMs included.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By jemsite
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,931
Ibanez factory phase switch wiring

I picked up a new old Roadstar II over the weekend... a red 1986 RG135. Overall in pretty decent shape, with the SSS pickup configuration that I was looking for and original Super 7F pickups. The middle pickup was not working and someone replaced the tone pot with a rotary 5-way switch with a chicken head knob on it. So I pulled the pickguard off to see what the wiring looked like and it seems they removed the middle pickup wire from the 5-way switch, routed it to the little phase switch, then on to the 5-way rotary switch with 5 different capacitors soldered around it... along with a strange little transformer coil between it and the output jack? I have no idea what they were doing.... I just want to put it back to original wiring.


I should be able to figure out the wiring, similar to a strat setup with 250k pots, but this guitar came with a factory "phase" switch. Does anyone know how this phase switch was supposed to work? Any idea how to wire up a phase switch with SSS pickups?


Thanks for any help!!
FireEagle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2018, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,931
Re: Ibanez factory phase switch wiring

I dug around the internet for Roadstar II info and found that the phase switch is just for the middle pickup... and wired like a normal phase switch. Really wanted to get the guitar wired up right last night, but I had no 250k pots (without robbing one from another guitar).

I'm assuming it should be wired just like an SSS Blazer series guitar, so I'm using this diagram:

Diagrams#550426: Ibanez Blazer Series Wiring Diagram ? Blazer series wiring diagram Technical Support Ibanez Forum (+85 More Diagrams) | CoolsPaper.com
FireEagle is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-09-2018, 09:36 AM
site founder 0% owner
 
jemsite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 11,475
Reviews: 1
Re: Ibanez factory phase switch wiring

Give it a try! Makes sense for the middle pickup to have the phase switch as it will give a thinner sound when the middle is on with the neck or bridge.
FireEagle likes this.
jemsite is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,931
Re: Ibanez factory phase switch wiring

Quote:
Originally Posted by jemsite View Post
Give it a try! Makes sense for the middle pickup to have the phase switch as it will give a thinner sound when the middle is on with the neck or bridge.
Just a follow up... I wired it like the Blazer and the phase switch works in position 2 and 4. Gets an interesting thinner sound, not sure how much I'll use it... although it nails the "Reelin in the Years" intro sound... lol.
FireEagle is offline  
Reply

Tags
roadstar 2

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ibanez Factory wiring nevermore666 Pickups & wiring 4 08-22-2012 08:43 PM
Phase switch axl_666 Pickups & wiring 6 07-21-2011 05:24 AM
What is the JS2PRM Phase Switch? Hendryhz Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 4 05-24-2011 10:23 PM
wiring phase switch JohnnyRG1527 Pickups & wiring 2 11-28-2008 05:38 AM
Phase switch? Myst and rain Pickups & wiring 2 12-16-2007 12:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome