I just ordered an Ibanez S570b and realised that I still have enough money to upgrade all the electronics on it
A Quick Spec Rundown on the S570b:
Neck Type: 3pc Wizard III Maple neck
Body: Mahogany body
Frets: 24 Jumbo frets
Bridge: ZR bridge w/ZPS2
a : Width at Nut 43mm
b : Width at Last Fret 58mm
c: Thickness at 1st 19mm
d : Thickness at 12th 21mm
Im aiming to make this guitar the most versatile guitar(albeit not perfect for any specific genre) that can handle ANYTHING I can play since I can only own one guitar right now
What I had in mind is the Dimarzio Crunchlab+Liquifire set cause it really can do the heavier stuff im into(Djents and Tech Metal) and with the right wiring and tone settings possibly some jazz fusion
I depend 100% on my Vox Tonelab and if I manage to borrow it for the larger gigs, a PODHD for my tones and effects.
But I ran into a few problems which I hope I could be helped with.
1.What pup for the middle?
The sound Im looking for is a country twang. For those bluesy moments which I usually have to break out at gigs more often than not. Could anybody give me a few pointers about single coils particular for the task?
2.Wiring Diagram for the set up I want
Ive been looking at all the wiring diagrams and I couldnt find the specific one Im looking for. Have a set up exactly like a H-H set up with the middle option adding a standalone single coil. Is this set up even possible?
1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5way pickup selector:
Position 1(most towards neck): Neck
Position 2: Neck Split(like a single coil)
Position 3: Middle
Position 4: Neck Split and Bridge Split(humcancelling like a strat)
Position 5: Bridge
Since the humbuckers I'm considering are 4-conductor I hope its possible
3. Crunchlab bar towards neck or not?
Most people, I notice use it with the bar towards the neck even JP himself, but some use with bar towards the bridge. Is there any effect on tone and response with this?
I know that I would prefer Linear Taper 500k Pots but I dont know what brands and models are quality products. I am ordering all of this online so I really do have too many options
5. F spacing or Standard Spacing?
As a general rule F Spacing is for guitars equipped with floyds(right?) but I have seen some guys installing F spaced pups in the neck for non trem guitars saying that the spacing at the neck is more than that of the bridge. I really got confused about this and I want to install whats right for this guitar. Could somebody explain what the spacing is about
Sorry for the really long post but I hope its easy to go through and that you guys can help me.
Thanks for reading, Even more If you can help