#1
I'm currently trying to do the 18v mod on my Jackson RR24, but have become somewhat confused by what should be a very easy process.

For one thing, the first battery is in a little case routed into the body, and I can't access the wires attached to it (even when I unscrew it). Secondly, the input jack is nowhere near the control cavity, and even when I unscrew it, I can't get at the wires that connect to it. This means that I can't unsolder the battery lead from the jack and put in the new battery clip like that.

This means that I have to wire the extra battery in series somewhere else. I would assume that I would do this where the battery connects to the pickup. Would this cannection be two red wires soldered together and taped off in the control cavity? These are the only two red wires in the cavity, and I assume they are the right ones, but I can't see exactly where they are comng from and just want to make sure.

Also will it matter which lead from the battery clip I solder to which red wire? I'm pretty sure it would, but I'm not certain... If it does matter, can someone tell me which wire would go where (ie. red lead from clip to red lead from battery)?

Thanks, and sorry if it's a bit of a long post.
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#2
you wanna attach the positive side of the battery to a red wire and the negative end to one of the sleeve ends of the input jack, but you have to figure out which one is connected to the other neagtive end of the battery because it does matter as it turns the pickups on and off as it is unpluged and plugged reqpectively and if its wired incorrectly it could either short out and possibly eventually melt some **** or it will jsut drain oth of hte batteries super fast from being stuck in the on position.
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#3
go to the seymour duncam website they have schematics for any way u want to attach any pickup
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Yes, but I'm not trying to install a pickup, and none of their diagrams really answer my question.

you wanna attach the positive side of the battery to a red wire and the negative end to one of the sleeve ends of the input jack, but you have to figure out which one is connected to the other neagtive end of the battery because it does matter as it turns the pickups on and off as it is unpluged and plugged reqpectively and if its wired incorrectly it could either short out and possibly eventually melt some **** or it will jsut drain oth of hte batteries super fast from being stuck in the on position.


This is the way that I originally wanted to put in the new battery, between the old one and the input jack. However, I cannot access the sleeve of the jack to solder/unsolder things to it, even when I unscrew it. This means that I have the put the other battery somwhere else in the circuit. Were I to attach it between the original battery and the pickup, I assume I would want the positive (red) lead from the new battery to go to the pickup, and the negative (black) lead to go to the original red battery lead? Is this correct?
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Last edited by Blackballed at May 24, 2008,
#5
Sorry for so quick a bump, but I really want to go ahead and do the mod. I just need some sort of confirmation that what I am going to do will work.

EDIT: I went ahead and did the mod how I said above, and it works great. So...nevermind about the questions.
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Last edited by Blackballed at May 25, 2008,