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I need help with the wiring, I'm completely desperate. I have an Ibanez RG550 from 1993 with a V7/S1/V8 HSH pickup setup with a 5-way switch, 1x volume, 1x tone. I would like the V7 and V8 against Seymour Duncan Black Winter. I would like to keep the existing coil taps. The Ibanez have 3 wires, the SD have 4 wires. I just can't figure out what to solder where. Does anyone here have any experience of what I need to solder where? I've never done anything like this before, but it's not a problem technically.

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Seymour Duncan black = Ibanez red
Seymour Duncan red/white = Ibanez white
Seymour Duncan green/bare = Ibanez bare

If you solder the above Duncan combinations to where the Ibanez ones are, it should give you the stock options. Ibanez oem pickups have a pre-defined split (slug coil active), hence the three wires; other aftermarket pickups have 4 wires + baseplate ground to allow maximum flexibility as to which coils can be turned off/on, series/parallel, in/out of phase etc.
 

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Here is a picture of a 1997 RG550 I found with a quick search online that should be identical to my 1993 setup. I have now ordered the SD SSL-4 Quarter Pound for the middle position (2 cables, 1x white, 1x black). That would be complete with 1 x SD Black Winter SSH-BWN Neck Position, 1 x SD SSL-4 Quarter Pound in the middle position and 1 x SD Black Winter Trembucker in the bridge position and the whole thing should then be included on the 5-way switch the coil splits work as before with the Ibanez setup as in my 1st post in the diagram
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