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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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On/On Switch for Parallel/Series


currently my Ibanez RG fixed bridge guitar has a 2-humbucker setup with a stock Ibanez 5way switch:

Bridge series
Bridge + neck inner coil
Bridge and Neck
Neck Parallel
Neck series

my pickups are the Dimarzio Tone Zone and PAF Pro.

back then I had a 5-way superswitch where I had the 2nd position as Bridge parallel. Now I do miss the sound and I'd like to have it back.

I was thinking of replacing my tone control with a 2-way On/on switch like the one below:


Will it be possible to have the on/on switch so I can have the Tone Zone switch from parallel to series without having to replace my stock Ibanez switch?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 01:21 PM
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Re: On/On Switch for Parallel/Series

This will do it,

Ignore the rest of the circuit, just look at the part labelled neck, for you that would be the bridge pickup.
I'm not sure of the wire colours for your guitar I've used the Dimarzio colours, but the point is the red wire is the pickup hot, the white and black are usually both attached to the coil tap on the 5 way and the green goes to ground.
Just connect the hot to the new switch and then the selector where it used to go.
Connect the coil tap wires to the new switch as shown (check the colours for your pickup if not Dimarzio).
Then the other side of the new switch to the selector where the coil tap went.
Now with the new switch on you will get parallel hum bucker in positions where you had bridge.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 01:28 PM
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Re: On/On Switch for Parallel/Series

yep you can.

Just run the lead from the pickup to the on/on switch and wire it up. Once you have the leads run to the on/on switch use single "jumper" wires that connect the same color wire to the place it was soldered at on the switch.

if you dont want to un-solder the pickup from the switch simply run jumper wires to the on/on switch . The the hot from the on/on switch should go back to the hot of the blade switch
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