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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez RT HSH wiring help with pictures

I recently had to buy a new wiring harness for my RT 150. As a beginner I would very very much appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to guide me through exactly what I have to do. I would like to circumvent any professional repair costs. Thank you very much!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 01:09 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez RT HSH wiring help with pictures

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I recently had to buy a new wiring harness for my RT 150. As a beginner I would very very much appreciate it if someone would be kind enough to guide me through exactly what I have to do. I would like circumvent any professional repair costs. Thank you very much!
it looks like you have a standard 5 way switch. I assume you want to a do standard stock style wiring. if that is the case it is pretty straightforward. let me know and i can get you a diagram.
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Yes just a stock 5 way. Thank you
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Re: Ibanez RT HSH wiring help with pictures

I also forgot that is a bourns push pull pot, does the wiring need to be andy different in order to use that feature?
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I also forgot that is a bourns push pull pot, does the wiring need to be andy different in order to use that feature?
it doesn't change it too much, do you want the single push/pull pot to split both pickups at the same time, do just neck, or do just bridge ?
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I also forgot that is a bourns
it doesn't change it too much, do you want the single push/pull pot to split both pickups at the same time, do just neck, or do just bridge ?
I’m really not too sure and hopefully this is something I’ll be comfortable changing if I don’t like it but I’ll just do a simple bridge pickup split for now.
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ok this should be what you need. I just modded a single coil diagram, but it works the same way. If you want to split the neck pickup as well as the bridge you can take the white wire from the neck pickup and solder it on the opposite side of the bridge pickup. You can then jump the ground across to the other side.

I am almost certain that the pickups you have the red wire is hot and the white is the coil tap. You can make sure that is the case by taking a multi-meter and measuring DC resistance. You would just take one lead from the multi-meter and connect it to the red wire, and one lead to the bare wire. Then take one lead and hook it up to the white wire and keep the other on the bare wire. Whichever DC resistance is higher is your hot wire, the one that is lower will be your coil tap wire.

having a multi-meter is pretty handy, and they are pretty cheap so if you don't have one I'd recommend getting one.
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the green ground wire that is coming off of the push/pull switch will connected to the right side terminal closest to the volume pot. The coil tap will connect to the middle terminal on the right side.
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the green ground wire that is coming off of the push/pull switch will connected to the right side terminal closest to the volume pot. The coil tap will connect to the middle terminal on the right side.
This means a lot thank you very much I appreciate it. The red is hot just checked. I’ll keep you updated throughout the process if I need help. Also there is a seemingly random black wire that comes out of a hole from underneath the pickups cavity that I have no idea where it connected originally if you have any idea what that could be.
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This means a lot thank you very much I appreciate it. The red is hot just checked. I’ll keep you updated throughout the process if I need help. Also there is a seemingly random black wire that comes out of a hole from underneath the pickups cavity that I have no idea where it connected originally if you have any idea what that could be.

This would be a ground wire going to the tremolo spring claw. Usually it is soldered to the back of the volume pot where there are other ground wires... like from the ground lug of the output jack, etc.


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Hey man everything worked out great. I really appreciate the help!

Cheers!
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Hey man everything worked out great. I really appreciate the help!

Cheers!

awesome, glad to hear.
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