#1
I just bought some DiMarzio D Activator-X's for my Ibanez RG2EX1 (2 humbuckers, 3 way switch, 1 volume, 1 tone) and I'm having some trouble with the wiring.
The first thing I noticed when I took off the back plate was that the two pickups already in the guitar had the red wires cut and they weren't soldered to anything.
The pickups are designed by EMG, so I thought maybe the red wires were supposed to go to the battery, but I don't know why they would even design them like that.
Apart from that, there was a black wire and a white wire for each.

The D Activators have a black, white, red, green, and bare wire.
Here is the diagram for what would be closest to 'my guitar'.

http://www.dimarzio.com//media/diagrams/D.pdf

But my switch doesn't even look like that.

There was another piece of paper that came with the pickups that confused me anymore.
http://www.dimarzio.com//media/diagrams/4Conductor.pdf

This says to connect the black and white wires together, but in the diagram they aren't connected to each other.

I'm SO confused. Any help in appreciated.
#2
The pups can be split and used as single coil pups if you want, you may need a new selector switch to do this (5 way). not a bad option for a few more bucks
#3
Well I got the neck pickup to work but I can't get the bridge pickup to work.

I wired the hot wires to where they were originally and wired the black and white wires together like the directions that came with the pickups say to do.
And the green and bare wires are to ground like the directions say.

I can't figure it out.
#4
did you solder all the black and white into one joint?each black wire joints with the white for that pickup only. if this is good,recheck the solder joints at the switch.one may have come loose during reassembley
#5
Yeah the black and white wires are joined together for each separate pickup.
I've tried a bunch of different wirings and each time something doesn't work.
All of the diagrams I have found are all for a different switch than mine.
#6
seymourduncan.com
make sure you do a run through on the different pickup schematics, so you know the difference between yours and theirs shown in the pic
Wire Colors:http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=color_codes
Schematic:http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=2h_1v_1t_3w
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#7
They're DiMarzio's

But I do know the difference, the original hot wire was either black or white, I don't have my paper right by me, but I made sure to use the red wire for hot like DiMarzio does.
#8
well, does the wiring match the one in the second link provided?
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