What makes the Ibanez wiring unique?
So I've been dabbling more into electronics and setting my next plans for guitar pickups and it's been Alot of fun, altho an uphill battle at some points.
For now, I feel pretty comfortable with the idea of splitting 4 conductor pickups like Duncan's or DiMarzio's.
The concept seems simple enough, you send one coil to ground by taking it out of the circuit, and which coil is sent out depends on how it's wired by swapping some of the north and south ends in your plans.
However.. I don't seem to fully understand how the older ibanez guitars, or maybe even some newer ones, I've not worked many newer ones, are achieving a split coil with only 2 conductors and a ground.
I've done some detailed diagrams and switch configs to try and understand it and I just simply thought that Ibanez 5 way switches sent part of the signal to ground from the second wires.
But it seems Alot of people online are saying that no pickup can be split without 4 wires.
What makes Ibanez pickups or maybe the switch special to allow this when it was deemed impossible?