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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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RG760 switch wiring

Edit: I just realised I bought the S type which is for strats rather than the E type megaswitch...I was wondering if this switch can still be used or do I need to order the E type from stewmac? =(

I was wondering if anyone knew how the the '91 RG760 had the wiring normally done? It originally had a YM-50 switch in this guitar that I just bought and I am switching it to a Schaller S-model megaswitch.

The guitar has HSS and I was wondering how in the world this gets wired since the original switch was all rusted and the signal kept dropping (also when I was removing the switch the cables just broke off the switch so I can't check up how it was previously wired). My mind feels like it is going to explode!

I looked at the stick-ied resources and the diagrams I ended up with were

[The Ibanez site only has '94 onwards so that didn't help..]

The pins on those diagram are split 4 and 4, i was wondering if its in a snake fashion e.g.
1 2 3 4
8 7 6 5

or parallel
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8

or staggered
1 3 5 7
2 4 6 8

Also, some of these diagrams state that two of the humbucker wires are soldered together and I don't remember this happening with the YM-50...

If anyone could help me with how in the world this gets wired, it would be greatly appreciated or at least link me to another post which tells me how to do this (I tried to do a thorough search before posting)

Thank you!

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 04:23 AM
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Re: RG760 switch wiring

I think you can do it, here's the diagram for strat and that switch. You can figure out the pinout from that. First 4 lugs are one pole, the remaining 4 lugs are the other pole. Lugs 4 and 8 are common, others are switched.
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Re: RG760 switch wiring

Thanks for the quick reply Bancika, I had that diagram from Stewmac, but I was wondering how would the humbucker be wired? Thanks!
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Re: RG760 switch wiring

I guess the same way as before, ibanez switch is also double pole, no?
Don't know which pickups you have but connect your bridge pickup hot lead to pin 3 and bridge coil tap to pin 7. Ground goes to pin 6, pins 8 and 5 should be unconnected. Output goes from pin 4 to your volume pot. 1 and 2 should be as shown on the stewmac diagram.
I'm not 100% sure but it should work
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Re: RG760 switch wiring

Like Bancika said, find the pinouts for the lugs. Then, use this:

For more diagrams:

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Re: RG760 switch wiring

Standard wiring for an RG760 would be a VLX53 switch. It's like this thread:


There is an error in the picture. The ground should be in position #7 (noted in the thread) and you'll only have the white/black wires from the bridge pickup, which will be at position #8. Positions #5 & 6 will be open on an RG760, since the neck and middle pickups are only two wire.
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