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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help wiring..

I have my first ibanez the gio's model grx40 (HSS) and i have 1 tonezone just laying around my box.. and i want to install them, .. help please.. thnx!

here is the old wiring for grx40, help me install my TZ?:
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 01:18 AM
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

you have a two conductor humbucker setup


youll have to find a simple hss wiring diagram that includes a 4 conductor
hss setup...then find out what the colors are for your current ibz pups that come with it and substitute them for the 4 conductor wirring diagramin the single pup positions
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 03:18 AM
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

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bare wire + green of the tone zone= Ground
black + white of tone zone= goes where the white of the stock pickup goes
Red wire from tone zone= red of the stock
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 06:19 AM
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

Sorry -Rhaab, but looking at the diagram, the red wire of the stock pickup is used for the coil tap and the white for the output. So...

bare wire + green of the tone zone= Ground
black + white of tone zone= goes where the RED of the stock pickup goes
Red wire from tone zone = WHITE of the stock

Incidentally, there's something a bit odd about the neck pickup in the diagram, it's being tapped like the bridge, is it really a humbucker or is the diagram wrong? Either way if it works, leave it alone!
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

ok, i will try them.. thanks guys!
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

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?
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..



ive found this one from guitarelectronics.com what do you guys think?
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

you seem to still be using a diferent 5 way selector then showm in this diagram
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:44 PM
 
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you can aim me at

deathaxese7en and i can semi guide you through it
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

im still using the same 5 way switch... i've followed Vim Fuego's diagram..
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

yeah but the switch in the one you posted is a different kind
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-28-2008, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

yea' i totally forgot about that one.. im not following that one.. i've used VimFuegos
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

i dont know what went wrong then, if he has the wiring solution maybe you didnt attach a ground or burnt another wire, i dont know why its buzzy

i dont like those 5 ways, id suggest getting a regular 5 way and using dimarzios diagram and then substituting the stock ibz colors for the dimarzio colors

actually if you call dimarzio durring the day time, they will email you a custom diagram free of charge, i had a dimarzio evo br and a duncan distortion neck, and i called them and the tech sent me a diagram where everything went, they are good at helping out customers, but id still suggest using a regular 5 way instead of the multi that the ibz came with
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..

i cannot find a HSS wiring from Dimarzios site. are you saying i should get other 5 way switch?
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Need help wiring..



this is the original diagram for my guitar.. and i just want to change the bridge with my TZ.. do you have other idea's? beside's from other jemsters here.
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