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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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Upgrade Pickups help!

Hi all! Yesterday I received my pickups DP 158 and DP 159 Evolution F-spaced! I replaced with the same connection as was previous pickups. but it looks like something goes wrong .... from 18 fret up to 24 the sound is annoying, tone potentiometer is not changing any tone, more than that, is cutting the volume. volume potentiometer making strange noise ......I think I ruin my guitar, and I'm planing to go back to stock pickups. I disconnected and reconnected the stock one, and all this problems which I mentioned above, doesn't appear ! any help? thanks in advance!
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That is very weird... I'm sorry for the troubles you've gone through.

I truly have no advice for this situation; I leave it to the experts (and there are many here) to help you with your dilemma.
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What is your guitar?

Here's a basic diagram.

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Perhaps they have a different color code and you, as I would do, resolderderd the same colors to the same places?
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What is your guitar?

Here's a basic diagram.
my guitar is RG 2550Z BK and I have HSH (humbacker, single, humbaker). the middle one is still there !
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Here's your wiring diagram--the color codes are the same as the Evolutions:

http://www.ibanez.com/supportResourc...07/RG2570E.pdf



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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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thanks to everyone, but, even I follow the diagram the problem still persisting. I wrote a email to dimarzio tech, and the replay was:
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DiMarzio Tech

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show details 8:09 PM (2 hours ago)

There is no reason I can think of for Evo pickups causing the problems
you described. The only thing that occurs to me is the possibility that
you installed the DP159 in the neck position instead of the bridge
position, and had the pickup adjusted too close to the strings."

maybe I'm stupid, but take a look of this picture:
...damn....I can't post any pictures unless I have 10 post!



have I done something wrong ? ok, maybe is understandable the noise of the volume potentiometer (in time it could be appear), but the sound of the strings over 18 fret to 24? what can I do?

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I might post the sound clip to see what is my problem, but....I already dismount the pickguard. there is something to do in this case? is possible the pickups to not be genuine? here in UAE, everything is possible ......
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post a couple of pics, it should be obvious if they are fake
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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is there any place where i can check the serial number of pickups ?
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here are the pictures:
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post up some sound clips of what you are hearing.
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for the moment I can't. everything is dismounted ! tomorrow after I'll closed my guitar, I will post !
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Here's your wiring diagram--the color codes are the same as the Evolutions:

http://www.ibanez.com/supportResourc...07/RG2570E.pdf
according with your diagram and also with dimarzio tech (same one) it looks like I placed wrong (upside down) the neck pickup. could be this the main problem?
I have to wait until I'll go home from my job to reconnect all the parts and to try again! thanks for help and I'll keep posting the results. maybe it will be usefully to someone.
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Re: Upgrade Pickups help!

If you just flipped the neck pickup orientation there shouldn't be major change in sound.
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