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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2016, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Wiring suggestion

I am currently restoring and upgrading an old 88 ibanez 540s. Without getting into to much detail I am probably going a little over the top, lol. Anyways. . .

I like the stock dimarzios. They are the IBZ/USA F2 humbucker and two IBZ/USA C2 stacked singles. I am doing a 5-way switch with a master volume and master tone. One push/pull pot, preferably the tone pot but not a big deal. I cannot decide how I want to wire it up. Anyone have any cool and/or unique suggestions.

Obviously I want versatility but at the same time nothing too drastic. I'm mainly into blues rock and metal. I just play through a peavey classic 30 and ext. cab. I use any combination of a TS9, soul food and the clean/dirty channels to get varied degrees of gain and compression. The project is getting close to being ready and I have to decide soon. I'm sure one of you guys have a good idea!
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Re: Wiring suggestion

The 540s already should have the coil-split for the bridge. The early 540s had on/off switches for all 3 then coil-split Tone pullup (bridge) then soon changed to two on/offs and a 3-way mini for bridge off/single/hum

The C1/2 are vertical humbucking PUs... if they have 4-conductors you can go crazy otherwise 2-wire you can't do much with them. how many wires do they have? If only 2-wire you could still add volume pull-up for phase or parallel for the bridge. The C2 is a HS2.
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Re: Wiring suggestion

This one didn't have any push/pull stock. The 5-way was originally wired to coil split the hb in position 2 I think. The 3 toggle switch design stopped after 87. This one is a late 88 with the 5-way. The C2's have 4 wires but the blacks were taped together stock (as in per pickup, each one has two short blacks, and a longer red and green). I didn't take any pics when I disassembled it since I planned on changing it. I think the HB has red/green/black/white/bare. Honestly, this is just for fun so I just want to do something cool and different without going ape**** crazy.
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