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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 02:22 AM
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Re: Need help wiring..

yeah you are using a 5 way multi switch, i noticed finaly they didnt have it

shoot tech support a email, OR call them tomorow

THEY are SUPER helpfull

just tell them what you are using and htey will send you a detailed exact responce

to simplify you installation, go out and buy a dimarzio 5 way switch...not a multiswitch and not a mega switch, just a regular 5 way

then tell them all that you are using including pots, and pups in detail, they will send you a email, like i said, i got to tech support and asked them it simplified everything for me and in ten munites i was wired up!!!

good luck buddy, or if anyone super knowledgeable on the forum can help you, maybe before that youll get a hold of dimarzio
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 04:27 AM
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Re: Need help wiring..

Originally Posted by GP13 View Post
Vimfuego, i just installed my tz according to your diagram. but i havent put a string yet.. i plugged them into my amp without strings to check if it's buzzing on TZ.. it's not buzzing on bridge at all! i've check the pup selector(5way) 1, bridge not buzzing, 2 buzzing, 3 buzzing, 4 not buzzing, 5 buzzing.. i guess there's somethings wrong? is it?
Sorry, didn't see this post before!
When you say you checked without strings by listening to the buzzing, I'm a bit confused, I wouldn't expect positions 1, 2 or 4 to buzz as they are the humbucking selections.
Have you tried tapping the pole pieces with a screw driver, that's the easiest way to check if a pickup is at least connected you should get a loud click from the selected pickups, then you still need to put strings on to check the circuit properly.
As you say position 2 buzzes, then maybe the only problem is that you've selected the wrong coil of the TZ in position 2. If so, then:

bare wire + BLACK of the tone zone= Ground
RED + GREEN of tone zone= goes where the RED of the stock pickup goes
WHITE wire from tone zone = WHITE of the stock

This will select the other coil in position 2, but should leave position 1 the same.
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Need help wiring..

I email dimarzio for wiring diagram and they were the same set up as vimfuegos first post. but the 2nd wiring that you told me works! a big thank you!!!
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: Need help wiring..

good to hear you got it worked out
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 12:57 PM
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Re: Need help wiring..

wiring always confuses me, so i just go by diagrams as detailed as they are it works for me
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Need help wiring..

thank you again!
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