#1
I have the solderless 81/85 and 3 way switch the same as this..



2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 and 7 are all joined, 1 and 8 independant. I have the same pickups and switch on my other guitar and the neck goes to 2/3, output 4/5, bridge 6/7. 1 and 8 are empty. But they arent the solderless versions.

I have tried copying this set up but it doesn't seem to work. Should it? The instruction shows the following switch, with all 8 pads separate. Do I need one like that or should mine work?

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#2
I think you need to put the red to 4 & 5, put the green to 6 & 7 and put the white to 2 & 3.

That should work, though the green and the white may be mixed up, I don't know which one is the bridge and which one's the neck.
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#3
Quote by Offworld92
I think you need to put the red to 4 & 5, put the green to 6 & 7 and put the white to 2 & 3.

That should work, though the green and the white may be mixed up, I don't know which one is the bridge and which one's the neck.


On the emg diagram the white is bridge, red neck, green output, black ground.

Is what you said right then?
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#4
Oh, then put the green to 4 & 5, and the red to 6 & 7.

I don't know, because I have no idea which way is which on the switch. Just do that and it should work... then you'll have to tell by listening to it if it's wired backwards or not. But that's not a big deal.

For the ground I guess you can just solder that to the switch casing. I've never worked with the EMG solderless electronics before.
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Last edited by Offworld92 at Jun 25, 2013,
#5
Brilliant, Cheers. I will give it a go tomorrow. I'm stressed out with it all now! Haha!

Hopefully that will work, I was putting white to 6/7, green 4/5 and red to 2/3... I haven't a clue haha
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#6
That should have worked.

Did you ground the black? That's important.
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Ibanez RG520
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#7
Yep grounded the black. Not sure why it didn't work.

I had sound but the switch wasn't working
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#8
So.. It turns out that my brand new battery, fresh out the pack, was dead..

I didn't even consider that the battery would be the problem due to the fact it was new!!!! 2 days I've wasted!!! 2 f@#king days!!!! I had it right the whole time!
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