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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Switch Operation

I plan to do some wiring today, but I have a quick question before I start...
Im using a YM50 switch (like on the 777 jems) and I would like to know if it operates in the same fashion as the switch used in the diagram in this link,

http://www.ibanez.com/wiring/wire.asp?y=2002&w=RG7621

Cheers for any help.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:22 PM
 
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Re: Switch Operation

According to the Ibanez USA site, the JEM used the VLX-91 switch from '94 to present.

Although, I believe that the YM50 is the same switch-different vendor.

The switch in the diagram you linked to is a 5-way, but wired for series/parallel depending on position. You can wire any of the 5-way switches like this, but with the "JEM" switches (vlx-91 & ym-50), you'll need to ask others who can tell you which lugs to use.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:25 PM
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Re: Switch Operation

YM50 - 8 pole switch
VLX91 - 24 pole switch
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Switch Operation

Do you think any of you guys who know what there on about could sketch a quick diagram up for me for that type of switching? Im a little stumped on this one....
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Switch Operation

This problem is holding me right back now. Can anyone help?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2005, 04:06 PM
 
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Re: Switch Operation

It should work with that diagram... It looks like dimarzio colours....
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Switch Operation

It doesnt because the switch doesnt seem to operate in the same way (when in the same position different lugs are connected that on mine)
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Re: Switch Operation

Let's Start at the beginning if we can...

If you can tell me what pups and what combinations you need I'll try to figure it out for you with your YM50 switch...

or try reversing the neck and bridge hot. I've found that sometimes the Ibanez diagram is backwards...
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Switch Operation

Ive tried reversing the neck and bridge hot, it still didnt work as required. My 2 pickups are an Evo in the bridge an Air norton in the neck. And I want...

Neck series
Neck parallel
Both humbuckers
Both humbuckers split
bridge humbucker

(just like the diagram I linked to origionally)

Thanks
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 02:02 PM
 
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Re: Switch Operation

Your YM50 switch won't do that wiring scheme - you'll need a multipole like the VLX91 or something else that's 4-pole 5-way.
(I use the Fender Superswitch, personally... unless I can get hold of an Ibanez VLX91 - it's a lot smaller, physically, and hence easier to fit into the cavity...)
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 06:46 PM
 
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Re: Switch Operation

The switch in the diagram is a "special" switch that is designed for "special" combinations. I have one in my 520.

You can't get the combinations you want with a standard 5-way, no matter how hard you try. Sorry.

Check out Stewmac, then have a few special switches that will do what you want, and of course you can always try a 4 pole switch . . . they take some knowledge of wiring to get things right though (I have one in my 550 so I can have my HS-2 humbucking and still have the split switching work properly.)

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