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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

Hey guys, I can't seem to find one on dimarzio, does anyone mind pointing me to one? by 3/5 i mean either a standard 3 or 5 way switch with 8 poles i believe. thanks.
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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

Here we go again--there is a SEARCH feature here at Jemsite. I recommend spending some time utilizing it, as this very same question gets repeated at least once per week.
Google is also your friend--there are a TON of wiring diagrams listed. Did you go to the Ibanez site? They also have wiring diagrams:
http://www.ibanez.com/support/wiringdiagrams



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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

Thanks, I ended up finding one on seymour duncan that was simple enough for me to follow

A second question, I have an evolution set in one of my guitars. I wired it myself. the first (bridge), second (bridge and middle), fourth (middle and neck), and fifth (neck) sound great, but the 3rd (middle by itself) sounds really weak and has no bass. As i understand, it is out of phase. What do i do? I researched it a little using the handy dandy search feature and found that i need to reverse the ground and hot output on one of my pickups: which one though? How is that possible? I mean since the diagrams on dimarzio say to wire it red as output not green? Thanks alot guys
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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

For DiMarzios, Red is hot, green and bare go to ground (vol pot), and the black and white wires get connected together(in 4-conductor pups).



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For DiMarzios, Red is hot, green and bare go to ground (vol pot), and the black and white wires get connected together(in 4-conductor pups).
Thats how I have it for both humbuckers. For the middle pickup, would i have the black connected to the switch, and the red connected to the back of the vol? Strange thing is i tried it both ways with similar results. Does my problem lie elsewhere then?
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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

It depends on your switch, too. Are you using a 3-way, 5-way, or 5-way super switch?



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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

A standard 5 way switch
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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

...and there's the answer! You can't get crazy wiring options: phase, tapped, etc. with a standard YM-50 type switch.



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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

Go to Ibanez.com and look through the RG-570 type diagrams for your pups and switch.



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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

So what kind of switch am I looking for? And is a different switch definetly going to make the middle pickup work? Thanks a lot for your feedback
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If you want to tap, phase, etc--you'll need a super or mega switch. These have the extra poles necessary for this.



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Re: Wiring diagram for dual humbuckers + standard 3/5 way switch

Here's what I think most are looking for:

philgawen.com/wiring.htm

The 3rd diagram is probably what most are looking for; gives you both pickups as humbuckers, both humbuckers together, and neck or bridge in single coil mode.

The problem I had with the logic was remembering that you can run the middle wire (typically red or red/white) as the hot wire to only use the 2nd half of the pickup vs/ sending the middle wire to ground to only use the 1st half of the pickup. Might have to put the pickups in "backwards" to have the single side of the bridge closest to bridge and vice-versa for the neck.
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Here's what I think most are looking for:

philgawen.com/wiring.htm

The 3rd diagram is probably what most are looking for; gives you both pickups as humbuckers, both humbuckers together, and neck or bridge in single coil mode.

The problem I had with the logic was remembering that you can run the middle wire (typically red or red/white) as the hot wire to only use the 2nd half of the pickup vs/ sending the middle wire to ground to only use the 1st half of the pickup. Might have to put the pickups in "backwards" to have the single side of the bridge closest to bridge and vice-versa for the neck.
Pretty sure he's figured it out in the past 2 years.
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