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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-29-2005, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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IBZ C2 reverse wound?

I was about to reinstall the pickups in my RG760 and have a question. The pickups are the old IBZ: F2-C2-C2. Unfortunately, I failed to mark which position the two C2s were formerly in, and wouldn't you know it, the wires are exactly the same length. So I'm wondering if anyone could tell me if there was any difference in the C2's in those two positions? I get very confused about the reverse winding business, especially with stacked humbuckers (which these are, basically a Dimarzio HS-2).
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Re: IBZ C2 reverse wound?

Nope, they're all identical. Ibanez's stock wiring doesn't tap the C2 at in any of the guitars I've had with them, so there's no reason to have one reverse wound.
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Re: IBZ C2 reverse wound?

As a side note, the magnets are insulated from the coil. So if you wanted to run them as true singles, and leave off the bottom coil, you could pull and flip each pole piece to reverse the polarity of one of them and reverse the hot and ground. Then you'd get a hum cancelling "RW/RP" sound for the combination.
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Re: IBZ C2 reverse wound?

Just another side note: Yamaha split the HS2 to top coil only in their 900 series Pacificas. Worked well, IMO.
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Re: IBZ C2 reverse wound?

Thanks for the help, guys! I wired them up the standard way for now. I may try the "true single" method soon though. These C2 pickups are almost too warm as they are now (as hummers): Pretty odd thing for a "single" coil. You just don't get a lot of single snap out of them, do you? On the other hand, I like them in the middle position when used alone, since most middle singles tend to be weak in position 3. With standard single coils, I generally avoid that position. But as a neck pickup, they don't do exactly what I want.
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