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Old 02-22-2008, 11:57 AM
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Advanced Pickup Wiring Guide - Ibanez Specific


This thread is for configurations that do not have wiring diagrams readily available.




Hum-Hum-Hum (Dimarzio)


If there is humcancelling pickup like a Virtual Vintage« model in the middle position, it becomes necessary
to turn off the bottom coil of the middle pickup as well as one coil from the outside humbucker.
This can't be accomplished with a standard 5-way selector switch. The diagram shows how to do
this with a multipole 5-way (VLX91) Ibanez Part# 3PS1VLX91






The stacked middle pickup will be split and shared in positions 2 and 4. It will be full, dedicated, humbucking in position 3.

Bridge and neck will be full, dedicated, humbucking in positions 1 and 5.




Quite a few Ibanez guitars will use a standard 5-way switch. It looks like this...



In order to have the switch work as it does with a standard middle single coil pickup, you need to replace the switch with Ibanez Part# 3PS1VLX91. It look like this...




Here is the pin assignment for the VLX91, in case you want to know how the switch works with the wiring diagram.




As a reference, I have provided a typical Ibanez H-S-H setup with a standard 5-way switch diagram....











Hum-Hum (Duncan) with an Ibanez 3 position, 12 terminal switch. (Ibanez Part# 3SW1JPM3T)


This switch is like having two DPDT switches in one switch. It looks like this...


Ibanez Part# 3SW1JPM3T



Below is a modified Ibanez wiring diagram...









As a reference, I have provided a typical, unmodified, Ibanez H-H diagram with a 12 terminal, 3 position switch....

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Old 02-22-2008, 11:58 AM
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Hum-Hum (Duncan) with an Ibanez 3 position, 12 terminal switch. (Ibanez Part# 3SW1JPM3T)


This switch is like having two DPDT switches in one switch. It looks like this...


Ibanez Part# 3SW1JPM3T



Below is a modified Ibanez wiring diagram...









As a reference, I have provided a typical, unmodified, Ibanez H-H diagram with a 12 terminal, 3 position switch....













Ibanez Designed By EMG (Hum-Hum) 5-way switch mod....


Modified diagram with 5-way switch




Original Ibanez wiring diagram













DT200 V7, V8 Pickup Conversion

Modified Diagram...





Ibanez V7....






Original Ibanez Diagram

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V7, V8 to Swinhead Pickup Conversion



Note : Green = Green and Shield




Swinehead colors...








Swinehead Coil split..












Dimarzio colors...







More to come...
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Thanks for posting! Time to pul my Ibanez out. I always wondered about there color wire
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No problem..I hope it helps

Anyway, who feels like trying to figure out everything from scratch?
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hihi everyone..i've got a problem in wiring my new pickups...i've bought a duncen sh-6 neck pickup and a dimarzio d-sonic bridge pickup...i want to install them into my ibanez rg450 which is using v7 s1 and v8 pickup...i have read the duncan and dimarzio wiring diagrams from their website...and i followed those diagrams to wire them...finally..i found that the tone of sh6 is very bad..the harmonic seems not enough at all..i wonder can anyone help me ....

dimarzio wiring diagram
http://www.dimarzio.com//media/diagrams/C.pdf

duncan wiring diagram
http://www.seymourduncan.com/support...c=HSH_1v_1t_5w
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could be the the fact that you dont like the pick up or your amp set up

dont forget to put your tone knob all the way up
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Ibanez Part# 3SW1JPM3T



Original Ibanez Diagram



is there any way i could use this pickup switch to wire 2 humbuckers with only one volume and one tone knob?

ive been tryin to find a way to do it for a couple days now and i cant find anything on it, i kinda need to get it fixed, i have a show in a couple days so i wanna get it put together or im gonna have wire up one of my shitty guitars...any help would be greatly appreciated

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Kody, welcome to Shred Guitars.

First question: do you actually use all of those switching positions, or just the normal three, bridge, neck and bridge and neck combined?
If you just use the normal three, i'd say go grab a regular switchcraft toggle from your local shop, and wire it up. To me, that would be easier than messing with one like in the photo.

Here's a diagram of how to wire it.
http://www.guitarelectronics.com/pro...e0Tone000.html
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hey thanks for the warm welcome!

yeah i just use the normal 3 positions, i just dont have any money and i was using the pickup switch like the one in the diagram you posted a link for, the only problem is i have to carefully switch it between pickups or it wont give me a complete signal, i just wated to install a switch that wont give me any problems (i bent the two metal tabs closer in so it would switch properly but it didnt work for very long)
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You may need to clean up the contacts with some really fine sandpaper.

Then again, if the switch is that worn, get one as soon as you can.
Should be around $10. If you can, get a switchcraft switch. Radio Shack might have one as well, it should be cheaper from there. Don't get the Gipsun one, they are over priced.
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