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  1. Pickups & wiring
    The RG in question is HSH, Evos and a True Velvet in the middle. My YM50 5-way switch is gone, I wanted a CRL but I couldn't find one ina short notice. So I wired a Schaller Megaswitch type ''S'' The wiring was standard RG with an additional neck (or bridge) pup splitting using the Push/pull...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I have a RG550DX on the way and I was wondering what is the 5-way switch it has in it.. Is it the cheap toy-clicker type I replaced in my 2013 RG450DX or is it a better one? I would like to think the Genesis line does not use those irritatingly cheap 5-way switches in the lower-end models...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey everyone, I just picked myself up my first Ibanez guitar and woah if you haven't had a chance to play the prestige 655 yet well i it really is so easy to play and incredibly resonant. However i was hoping somone could help show me the ropes when it comes to getting some sick tones from...
  4. Pickups & wiring
    Hi, I've been playing inside my rg and have stuffed up the 5-way wiring. The only i.d. on it says "5W". I can't grasp the logic of how it works as far as wiring goes and was thinking of replacing it with something more generic that has more support available, like a Dimarzio switch or...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I searched for VLX-91 here, but the search says "No matches". Word seems too short or something. I need to replace the 5-way switch in my JEM7V, cause it's faulty. But the original switch, which per this forum seems to be a VLX-91 model, costs almost $40!!! (and it's hardly available here in...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    I have an Ibanez USRG30 guitar with Air Norton & Breed Bridge pickups that I currently use to try out different ideas. So I tried out two different ideas: (1) Wiring the outside coils in series, and (2) rearranging the 5-way switch order. Part I: As I was looking on the Dimarzio's website, I...
  7. Pickups & wiring
    Hi all- Just acquired my first shred-style guitar, which from internet research I'm 95%+ certain is an RG520 QS- Mahogany body, Quilted Sepele top, maple neck, rosewood board. My question is about the 5-way switch- when I'm in the "out of phase", Fender-ly sounding positions of 2 & 4, I lose a...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    http://static.keebali.com/jemsite.com/tech/img/t_wd_777.gif This diagram is for the YM-50 switch. Just got a VLX53 from Rich and I'm wondering if this diagram would work with this switch too. Just want standard HSH Jem-switching. -paw
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    the switch in my RGT220 got broken , i fixed it but it doesn't really feel right now, somehow, and there's still a problem.. so, out he goes. what's the best replacement 5 way switch?
  10. Pickups & wiring
    Has anyone done one? I have an RG370, and am thinking about going to the active pickup route. But I just hate the fact that I have a spot for a Single and am not using it. So has anyone ever done a H-S-H setup with active EMGs? like 81-S-60 setup, or 85 instead of the 60. then would you...
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