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  1. Pickups & wiring
    I'm trying to get the wiring correct to install a set of SD pickups in my RG920QM (H/H). I found the color codes and made the swaps doing the install, Red=Black; Black=White; White=Red; Green/Bare=Green/Bare, and after installing I got zero sound. I'm using the original hardware with the cor-tek...
  2. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ive modded my own boss ds 1 pedal too Keeley but i like the distortion side but i feel as like the Keely version seems to be more of a higher on the tone side is the keely just really bright sounding with the mod or did i may of screwed up somewhere? :) my first mod ive ever done too a pedal and...
  3. Pickups & wiring
    I'm just starting to look into soldering my own pickups, watching tutorials, etc. So I found the wiring diagram that Ibanez has for my guitar setup, and I opened the back of the guitar to eyeball everything and get a good idea of how things flow before I begin to try different configs. The...
  4. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have a S470FM with a Steve Special in the bridge. When I place pick up switch to the FULL bridge position (All the way down) the volume is significantly reduced in comparison to the other 4 positions. I inspected the wires on the switch and pots and it appears that no wires have been...
  5. Pickups & wiring
    what kind of solder is BEST for soldering the control wiring to pots? ive seen people say use silver...then others say to not use silver solder....idk
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Okay, so what are the tools i need, and what is the best way to solder all my electronics inside my jems together after i swirl and finish them?
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    This is kind of pathetic but, I just noticed a few days ago that my tone knob is effectively my volume knob. On this guitar (2008 Ibanez rg2550z Prestige) I have usually been going for a high gain tone, so I usually have the tone knob rolled all the way up. But recently I have been trying to...
  8. Pickups & wiring
    so i replaced the pots on my rg2550z from solid shaft to split/knurled shaft pots. was my first wiring job and it was pretty dodgy, stuff had to be soldered multiple times. it works, but in a weird way: if the tone knob is on 0, no matter what the volume knob is on, no sound comes out on any...
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