Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Correct: I do not put the capacitor onto my volume control - and, if it's there (as is the case with all of the Ibanez guitars I've ever purchased) I remove it and store it away.
It's just what I'm used to; when I want to vary my tone, I use the volume control (as noted previously) and change pickup selections to suit.
I also rewire with 4-pole superswitches, using two humbuckers (current exception is my LNG, which is wired up with normal Split-5 config).
My wiring scheme for the H/H guitars is the same as a stock RG7, except that the middle position gives me the outside coils of the pickups together (bit more of a Telecaster type of hollow twang, compared to the Strat-like bell chime sound of the inside coils).
Eddie - oh, indeed, I've done this a few times. =]
I figure something else, too; to me, these types of guitars (the Ibanez ones =]) just look really ODD without a tone control on there. The K7 - just volume... that's how mine are all wired, but it just looks like something's missing. So I figured that my signature model (hypothetical, naturally) would be wired as I prefer, and would indeed have to include a non-connected tone knob, just to balance the look.
Like a spare tire, perhaps.