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Old 07-15-2015, 12:07 AM   #6941
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While I wait for my parts to come in, is the following setup doable with a normal import/Ibanez 5-way switch or do I absolutely need a Super switch (4P5T)?
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:50 AM   #6942
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if you had two volume and no tone absolutely, you could do the fender autosplit mod using a common 5 way selector.

but if you want parallel tones too you'll need two push pulls. it's cheaper but a little more tedious because to get those true single coil tones you'd have to go to position 2 or 4 on an import 5 way switch and put the volume to 0% on one of the volumes so the super 5 way makes life easier. The switch makes both pickups go parallel and the push pulls give you coil splits you may or may not use as I've never been a fan of coil splitting as the buzzing drives me nuts.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:14 PM   #6943
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on 5 way selector switches, it appears that most of the time, there will be 4 sockets on each side, but on mine, all 8 are in a straight line. I am trying to wire my guitar so it is 1 master volume and 1 master tone, getting rid of the other tone knob. All the schematics are showing the switch with 4 sockets on each side. Can anyone explain to me how I would know which socket is which? If that makes sense..

I assume that wiring it is practically the same I am just unsure which socket is which when going from the 4-on-each-side to the 8-in-a-row :0 sorry in advance for noobish question
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:26 PM   #6944
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:33 PM   #6945
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:46 PM   #6946
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yeah with the switches using common wiring
1 - bridge pickup - 1
2 - bridge / middle so this would be 1/3
3 - just the middle pickup - this is just 3
4 - middle and neck - 3/5
5 - just the neck - 5
commons (0s) are used unconditionally , they activate the pole (group of contacts).

there are some unorthadox ways to wire them and of course the 3 way blade toggle does follow the 13500135 pattern but the switch reacts differently as we know.
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:59 PM   #6947
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I just installed a set of chrome pickups I got from Dragonfire on my Jackson JS34 and all I can get is clean tone no matter what adjustments I do I cant get any distortion. Has anyone ever run into this or a similar problem ? Thanks
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:12 PM   #6948
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I just installed a set of chrome pickups I got from Dragonfire on my Jackson JS34 and all I can get is clean tone no matter what adjustments I do I cant get any distortion. Has anyone ever run into this or a similar problem ? Thanks


You need to play with your amps settings

High output pickups will drive an amp harder, but won't turn a clean amp into a distorted one. You want to turn up your gain

What kind of amp do you have?
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:39 PM   #6949
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Marshall MG 15DFX . I had my guitar going through my zoom G1 pedal and tried all the crunchy tones it has and they were all coming in clean.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:02 AM   #6950
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check the wiring and make sure that there is no contacts from the pots touching the walls of the control cavity as they use shielding paint

also look for cold solders and ensure your pickup color code is correct because one in a million the pickups may be wired in parallel
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:22 AM   #6951
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I don't mean to sound like a dumbass but could you explain what you mean if they were wired in parallel ?
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Old 08-15-2015, 08:17 AM   #6952
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http://www.premierguitar.com/ext/re....JPG?1371672759

Have you tried it without the zoom? What happens when you just have the guitar straight into the amp with the gain up on the overdrive channel?
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Old 08-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #6953
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I don't mean to sound like a dumbass but could you explain what you mean if they were wired in parallel ?


this explains parallel pretty well, if you don't use the right color code this can happen. I usually test unknown pickups with a multimeter before putting them in because say if i got a seymour duncan distortion if the pickup is below 16k I know not to wire it in that way as 8k would be a coilsplit and roughly 4k is parallel. The lower the resistance the weaker the pickup. It's not set in stone but pretty much if you know the pickup is hot (high output) this helps for reassurance.

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Old 08-23-2015, 08:51 AM   #6954
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Wiring Seymour Duncan Hss set in a 1985 Ibanez Proline PL-1770

Desperate for help here-can anyone draw out a diagram to fit a 18volt Hss active set that will switch through the pushbutton preset system and Ibanez VLX53 5-way switch, 1 volume and 1 tone contol?

Wire colours are Red, White and screen on all 3 pickups - no coil taps on the humbucker. I know i could simply wire it like a strat, but that would take something away from what is a really great guitar.

This diagram does not appear on the SD site any more, and there is nothing on the Ibanez site either I have been scouring the internet for months now and just can't find anything usefull.

Iwould really appreciate any help you guys can give me.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:31 PM   #6955
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so with the push pull what is the idea to engage the 18v mod when you want? what kind of actives are you using?

for starters lets first focus on the 18v mod

zoom in with the thumb nail


than the 5 way blade switch, it's an import one so i probably already posted this somewhere
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #6956
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Thanks for such a quick response!

I am ok with the 18v. But it is the Preset PCB - which is a row of small pushbuttons, (override, 3 x pu's and coiltap which won't get used) and how this connects to the VLX53 5way selector. Also, how to wire up a single volume and tone as I'm used to normal strat configuration.

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Old 08-23-2015, 04:35 PM   #6957
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what kind of PCB is it, does it have a brand or something to go by?

on the switch you'd want to go to the 0's on the switch (commons) to affect all 3 pickups traditionally.

here's a majority of the wiring though. Are the pickups active too? I'm juggling two things at once.
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