Ibanez JEM Forum banner

pickup wiring

  1. Pickups & wiring
    Hi guys So I decided to replace the stock HB6N bridge pickup in my Goth Flying V with my RG470's V8 pickup which became a display piece after I swopped it out with a D Activator X... thing is, the V8 has a red wire in addition to the white and bare ones. The original Flying V's bridge pickup...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Just put a crunch lab in my new to me RG1421. It sounds great but i just wanna make sure i wired it right. I am getting two different diagrams for this configuration and am wondering why they are so different. This guitar is 2 humbucker, 5 way switch, 1 vol and 1 tone. this is the one i...
  3. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    When I removed Steve's Special and Air Norton from my JPM, I drew a quick sketch so I'd know how things were. This is how I found it (sorry for the crappy drawing): Now, I'm putting in Crunch Lab and LiquiFire, and the diagram on DiMarzio's site for 3-way with split center shows this...
  4. Pickups & wiring
    I have a guitar that when you touch the screws that rase and lower it You hear a lot of almost feedback type sounds come out of the amp I pulled the pickguard out and touched the body of the pickup and It happened I though ground problem, nope Everything is attached good and wire good It was not...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello, I'm almost finished rebuilding and repainting (from hot pink to jet black) an early 90s made in japan rg760. I would be finished if it wasnt for my messed up pickup wiring. This is an HSS model. The stacked humbucker single coils sound great, but the bridge humbucker has hum. Lots of...
  6. Pickups & wiring
    I'm going to get me a set of the new DiMarzio John Petrucci pickups, and I would like to wire it like this: 1 Bridge humbucker 2 Bridge coil tap 3 Neck + bridge coil tap 4 Neck coil tap 5 Neck humbucker The closest I can find is this wiring, which is the same as above but position 3 is the...
  7. Pickups & wiring
    Right-o everyone, I've just ordered a new set of pickups for my RG1570 - Dsonic, Cruiser and Breed. They're due to arrive by the end of the week and I'll be installing them on Saturday, probably, but the Dimarzio wiring diagrams have me confused as hell. :( The Cruiser is a hum canceling...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    ok just picked up a white 1990 rg570. they have put new pickups in it but it doesn't seem to sound like it should. what i mean is i think the single coil is on when it shouldn't be. here is some information about what is in there . switch is the ym-50 i believe. the neck pickup is a SD JB...
  9. Pickups & wiring
    I've heard of wiring humbuckers in parallel and reverse-polarity wiring for single coils. What do all of these different ways to wire pickups do for you? I don't understand what they do to the sound. I got a Tone Zone installed in the bridge on my RG and I plan on changing out the middle and...
  10. Pickups & wiring
    Currently i have a stock Ibanez Prestige RGA 121, and i want to swap out the pickups for a couple of emgs. The two pickups i want to put in my Ibanez are EMG 81 in the bridge, and a EMG 89R in the neck. I plan on purchasing them soon, but i have a few questions, first off, anyone who could...
  11. Pickups & wiring
    I'm currently in the middle of building a guitar and am having problems with pickup wiring or more precisely ground issues. I installed a ibanez f2 pup in my project (one volume nothing more)and am having a ground issue. When I touch metal the issue goes away. This is how its was wired earlier...
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    anyone ever thought of just placing a pickup without all the wire-work? wouldn't it be easy if u could just CLICK or LOCK the pickup? all the swapping would be easier....u guys think this would ever happen?
  13. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Don't know if this is old news or not, but I've only just heard that the RG770DX is going to be reissued. Advert here: http://www.andertons.co.uk/acatalog/info_RG770DXRR.html I'm sure they'll be popular, but look how much they are charging!
  14. Pickups & wiring
    Hello there I have a Jackson DK2 which I have customized with an OFR and (almost) all black hardware..looks wicked:D Anyway, I need some help with wiring as I'm getting new PUs for it as well..and I'm a noob:) I have a Duncan distortion in bridge and will get a couple of SD Classic stack (plus)...
  15. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Price: $1100 to you, read on: so I tried to put new pups in there and really frustrated with the wiring, I will include the Dimarzio TZ7 / and PAF7 with the guitar, however the pup wiring is up to you, I did a 2020x few years ago, but now Im a little frustrated. anyway, I'm now asking...
  16. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi guys, i have a 98 Jem7vwh and the bridge evolution pickup is sounding very thin. I've only noticed it recently because for the last few years i've been playing a strat as my main guitar. It is especially noticable when compared to my RG520 which has evo bridge and neck pickups upgrades...
  17. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I forgot to bring my Fluke home to pin out my selector I have laying around that is just like the one in my RGT220A. There was a post here a few months back that in the first or second post (if I remember correctly) had three picture of a reg 5 way multipole, normal Ibz, and the big one selector...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    Hi guys - I just bought a cheap (£150, and a bargain even i I can't fix this...) and complete Rg2550ex Prestige which has the original middle and bridge pups and a Fernandes sustainer driver in the neck. It has already been professionally routed and has the circuit, battery box and wiring in...
  19. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Ok, Yamaha Pacifica 512. Great axe but little is known about them by most (they're an older Pacifica, much higher quality than the stuff on the market now.) These were sort between the middle and top of the Pacifica range, I'd put them just a hair above an average Mexican Strat. Metallic blue...
  20. Pickups & wiring
    Hey Will lead free solder affect my pickup wirings pefromance . i am noticing that my INF 3 neck pup on my rg370dx is louder than my new dactivator bridge. i used lead free solder on my dactavitor kind regards ax
Top