#1
and i thought it was gonna be an easy switch over from old to new.

i made a note of where the old wires where soldered (white and red on the pickup selector switch and the black on on the volume.) the old pickup was an INF4.

the new pickup is a Dimarzio Super Distortion and it has 4 wires, bare, black, green and red.

and i have NO idea what to solder where and i cant follow the instructions...because i is thick!

the guitar i have is a Ibanez RG350M with a 5 way selector switch.

so...is there anyone out there who can help me?
#2
solder the green and bare together and tape them off. the others should go to the same places your ibby pups wires were, red goes to selector switch, black grounds on back of a pot
Last edited by rokket2005 at Jun 30, 2010,
#3
Quote by rokket2005
solder the green and bare together and tape them off.

Aren't they chassis earth for the pups? I would have grounded them to the pots too.
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#5
Quote by rokket2005
solder the green and bare together and tape them off. the others should go to the same places your ibby pups wires were, red goes to selector switch, black grounds on back of a pot

Black is not a ground, black is the positive of one of the coils so needs to go to the selector switch for coil splitting.

Green and bare are both grounds.
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#6
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diagram to look at hope it helps


thanks for the diagram...but that pic shows 5 cables, a skinny black, black, grey, red and green?

whereas i have bare, green, red and black...
#7
Quote by steven seagull
Black is not a ground, black is the positive of one of the coils so needs to go to the selector switch for coil splitting.

Green and bare are both grounds.



so what happens to the red?

so confusing!
#8
Seems I was right.
I thought I was wrong once .......but I was mistaken.

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Edit: the red one goes to the switch like it did on the old one.
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#9
Yeah, red is the output
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#11
right...so from what u guys have said:

red wire goes to the selector switch, same place as the old wire,
black wire goes to the volume pot, same as old wire,
and green and bare get soldered together and tapped up......so they dont connect to anything?

also, on my old pickup i had a white and red wire soldered to the switch...with the new pickup do i only need the red one?
#12
lol...i am soooo stupid....ive just looked at my pickup again when ive got in from work and ive noticed its got 5 wires, a white wire is there.....DURP!!!

so i prosume the white, red and black wires just go into the same places as the old wires from the old pickup went and the green and bare wires just get connected together and left?
#13
yes , i believe the green and bare are for coil splitting ??im not totally sure so if u dont have the setup for coil split jus tape em up or solder together then tape up
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#14
No, you don't tape green and bare together - you need to ground them both...back of a pot or something like that.

As far as coil splitting goes your guitar already does that, you need to wire the new pickup in the same way although the doozy is that the colour-coding of the wires might not match...i've a feeling Ibanez do use the same colours as dimarzio though.
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#15
ok....so ive just taped up the green and bare wires.

then ive solderedthe white, red and black into the places where they where on the old pickup...and i have vertually no sound coming through the pickup......


so do i need to solder the bare and green to a pot like someone said?
#17
I had a similar dilemma when wiring a Seymour Duncan pickup into my RG370DXL.

From memory and using the SD Pickup Colour Coding pdf:

Red is output or "hot" and goes to where the original red wire was
Black and white are soldered to where the original white wire was, this allows coil splitting
Green goes to ground on a pot or similar, along with the bare wire.

Ill check my wiring in a bit and confirm this
#18
Quote by sic6505+
I had a similar dilemma when wiring a Seymour Duncan pickup into my RG370DXL.

From memory and using the SD Pickup Colour Coding pdf:

Red is output or "hot" and goes to where the original red wire was
Black and white are soldered to where the original white wire was, this allows coil splitting
Green goes to ground on a pot or similar, along with the bare wire.

Ill check my wiring in a bit and confirm this



spot on!!!

all is working now.....phew...thanks guys!