Why my neck of stock humbucker of Ibanez RX 180 Japan sounds thin and weak? - Jemsite
Pickups & wiring Discussion about pickup types, replacements, recomendations, switching, wiring diagrams and sustainer systems for ANY guitar, JEMs included.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Philippines
Posts: 30
Why my neck of stock humbucker of Ibanez RX 180 Japan sounds thin and weak?

I followed these wiring diagram on the below of this topic but the neck sounds still thin and weak while the bridge sounds full. Both of the stock pickups are 3 conductor wiring. Red, white and bare wire. Red is my north and the white i think for split while bare wire is for ground. The components I use are CRL 5 way sliding switch, WD vol and tone pot 500k each and H-S-H configuration. Can you all please help me how to find this out the neck will sound full? Thanks

http://teamninjaz.me/ibanez-wiring-d...o-apoint-co-in

https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk.../1_f9c7c2a.pdf
rockartlml is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 11:54 AM
site founder 0% owner
 
jemsite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 11,475
Reviews: 1
Re: Why my neck of stock humbucker of Ibanez RX 180 Japan sounds thin and weak?

"Thin and weak" is highly subjective. The pickup itself might be much less out put than the bridge. Next you have a 2-wire (+ ground) pickups so the two coils (of the humbucker) are wired as one meaning you always get both coils on or off (you can't split them, etc.). So with the switch in neck-only position both coils of the neck PU are on... touch the coils with a small screwdriver and you'll hear if they're on. Likewise see if other coils are on (which they should not).

Lower the bridge PU, raise the neck PU a bit and see if it balances things. I wouldn't jump to conclusions that this is a wiring problem.

You can (should) quickly measure the relative output of each PU with a multi-meter to compare resistance (more resistance, more output) of the bridge vs neck. One PU might be 5Kohm the other 10Kohm (more output) let us know.
jemsite is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2nd and 4th position on JEM pickup selector sounds weak marlb5150 Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 17 07-23-2016 09:45 PM
my 777vbk sounds weak and thin :( jym-ellis Pickups & wiring 3 11-03-2011 03:50 PM
Neck Evolution pickup sounds weak and tinny nighttraveler Pickups & wiring 9 07-25-2009 10:05 AM
PL650 & 540R thin,thin,thin sounding! zoner Pickups & wiring 3 06-04-2007 02:35 PM
Getting used to thin wizard necks - fat necks vs thin necks, Guitarlos2 Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 44 10-15-2001 05:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome