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Bird

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« on: November 04, 2007, 02:41:34 AM »
How do you wire this up :?:  Just throwing the old set of yamaha humbuckers into my ibanez until I get new BKPs. It's a strat style 5 way switch. And please no pointing and laughing.  :oops:
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ailean

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007, 10:52:00 AM »
I have seen a wiring diagram for an Ibanez, my wife changed the pickups in hers. You have to be a bit careful with Ibanez, the use some weird switch that defies logic and any kind of common sense. When we were looking for a wiring diagram we found that most people opted to buy a standard 5 way as it was easier!

I'll see if I can find that diagram though.
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007, 10:59:42 AM »
Is that 2-conductor as in single-conductor plus braided shield, BKP style?

Basically solder the braid to the back of the volume pot, then the hot wires to wherever the hot wires of the Ibanez pickups were connected on the switch.

If your Ibanez is one of the models with automatic coil splitting in positions 2 and 4, then of course you'll lose the coil splits.  Which model is it?  The wiring seems to vary quite a bit, depending on the type of pickups used.  There are loads of Ibanez wiring diagrams here:

http://www.ibanez.com/support/wiringdiagrams.aspx
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2007, 12:31:05 PM »
^ Yeah that will be where we saw the diagram :)
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Bird

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2007, 03:29:26 PM »
Mine is a regular strat style switch. I threw out that ridiculous Ibanez switch.  :) It's 2 conductor wire like BKP except they're my old yamaha pickups. Just not sure how to wire them to the switch. One wire goes to tag on volume pot, bare wire goes to back of volume, then another wire goes to switch, those are the ones messing me up.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2007, 03:47:37 PM »
Quote from: Bird
One wire goes to tag on volume pot, bare wire goes to back of volume, then another wire goes to switch, those are the ones messing me up.

Are they sharing a single volume pot (I guess they are)?

Then none of the pickup wires should go to tags on the volume pot, they should go straight to the selector switch.  Then the output wire from the switch goes to the tag of the volume pot.

Just use a regular Strat-type wiring:

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/schematics.php?schematic=3s_1v_1t_5w
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 03:50:43 PM »
Thanks, I'll give that a try.  :)
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