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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Jem FP pos 2 and 4 real weak

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In my 91 Jem FP, pos 2 and pos 4 are real week, weeker than the single one, could someone point to the correct wiring diagram please, or ideas as to what it could be. otax switch

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Re: Ibanez Jem FP pos 2 and 4 real weak

Hi Daz.
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Re: Ibanez Jem FP pos 2 and 4 real weak

It's been awhile since I had a 3-pup Ibanez, but I vaguely remember positions 2 and 4 being a bit lower-output due to the splitting that occurs. Just want to make sure you don't drive yourself mad with something that may be normal.

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Re: Ibanez Jem FP pos 2 and 4 real weak

thanks guys, ill check it out. In my pmc, strat, or anything else 5 way its not as noticably less as the fp jem
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Re: Ibanez Jem FP pos 2 and 4 real weak

If you have modified pickups in the guitar, you can try to reverse the wires of the middle pickup. Ground becomes hot and hot becomes ground. This does not alter the sound of the middle pickup, but reverses the phase with the split positions.
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If you have modified pickups in the guitar, you can try to reverse the wires of the middle pickup. Ground becomes hot and hot becomes ground. This does not alter the sound of the middle pickup, but reverses the phase with the split positions.
and thus will annihilate the drop of output level of the 2 and 4 positions. I made this polarity swap on the middle pup and it changed night to day the output level.
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Re: Ibanez Jem FP pos 2 and 4 real weak

Satch_jr, indeed it's also how Ibanez wires the middle pickup in a RG550. I wrote if someone has modded the guitar, because if not, then the Jem should be wired the right way already unless someone really messed up in the factory Anyway, it's an easy thing to do and also to reverse if you have some soldering skills.
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