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Ramiro Delforte
post Dec 2 2008, 08:41 AM
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Dear GMCers: I want to change the humbuckers of my old Ibanez RG 270 and I want to get rid of the single mic of the middle (the original configuration is h-s-h). Does anybody know how to wire the new mics? (I'm going to buy a Steve's Special for the Bridge and a Evolution for the Neck).

*The electronics are the original one, I've never changed anything.


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post Dec 2 2008, 08:51 AM
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Maybe this helps?
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...&hl=pickups


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post Dec 2 2008, 08:56 AM
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I changed dimarzios for my guitar sometime ago...
for dimarzios you can get instrutions from their website, http://www.dimarzio.com/site/#/pickups/
search for your picups and there should be a "installation" tab where the pictures are, and also the pickups should come with instrutions.

where to excatly connect the grounds, I looked from the previous pickups, for me they were at the whammybar. and ofcourse if you don't understand the instrutions I guess you can always go to a pro for installation. If you don't understand... I don't blame ya, I barely got them there myself.

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post Dec 2 2008, 05:03 PM
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http://forum.ibanez.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=72324



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post Dec 2 2008, 05:10 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, you have one volume and one tone with a 5-way selector?








If not SD has some of the best wiring diagrams I have found.

http://www.seymourduncan.com/support/wiring-diagrams/





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post Dec 2 2008, 08:38 PM
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I think he wants to remove the middle pickup. I would suggest to change to three way pickup selector then and follow this diagram Ramiro.



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post Dec 2 2008, 10:03 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Dec 2 2008, 08:38 PM) *
I think he wants to remove the middle pickup. I would suggest to change to three way pickup selector then and follow this diagram Ramiro.


If I remember well with SD v.s Dimarzio Green translates to Red and vice verca. Some 5 way selectors Ibanez uses has the advantage of a split humbucker position and one parallell connection. So if that's something useful I'd stick with the 5 way selector is it has this possibility. I don't recall by heart the item name but it's always sitting in the H-H combo Ibanez guitars. EP112 something (try looking it up)


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post Dec 2 2008, 10:26 PM
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Take a note of the wiring instructions for dimarzio, the color coding is different, for humbucker (in series), it is black and white you join (I believe), and green and red are ground and hot (it doesn't matter which one as long as you do the same for both, i.e, if red is ground on the Steve Special then red should go to ground on the evolution, Otherwise they will be out of phase when you use them both)

Then simply put these wires exactly where the others were, (so you don't go crazy trying to understand), and of course the bare wire to ground.

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post Dec 3 2008, 03:04 AM
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Thank you guys!!!
I think Micke M told me to mail DiMarzio to ask for the special setup diagram and they answer very very quickly.
So I did it but I must done something wrong because the positions 1 and 2 of the switch doesn't sound anything, I think when I soldered I damaged the selector switch :S
Any way I'm enjoying the Steve's Special that I've installed on the bridge. Tomorrow I'll take the axe to a repair shop to see what's going on. It worth the effort to learn something new.

Thank you all again for all your answers. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 3 2008, 08:56 AM
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QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ Dec 3 2008, 03:04 AM) *
Thank you guys!!!
I think Micke M told me to mail DiMarzio to ask for the special setup diagram and they answer very very quickly.
So I did it but I must done something wrong because the positions 1 and 2 of the switch doesn't sound anything, I think when I soldered I damaged the selector switch :S
Any way I'm enjoying the Steve's Special that I've installed on the bridge. Tomorrow I'll take the axe to a repair shop to see what's going on. It worth the effort to learn something new.

Thank you all again for all your answers. biggrin.gif

I don't think you broke the switch while soldering but you may have used a scheme that's different from the actual switch you got.

Position 2 is the parallell positoin (if you have the right H-H capable Ibanez switch) and following the standard scheme for a 5 way switch will give position 2 as dead. If you made everything according to the blueprint you got from Dimarzio it should be ok.
So I'm thinking the 5 pos switch you got is for H-S-H (or S-S-S) only. Then, if you solder it the Dimarzio way I can imagine when you try position 1 (series) and 2 (parallell) connect the humbuckers on a switch that's not made for it it'll come out silent.

I think you may have a regular 5 way switch! The should be possible to check for the item code on the spare parts for your guitar, maybe from Ibanez homepage and we could find out that way which kind of switch it is.

If it says EP1112 have a look at http://www.dimarzio.com//media/diagrams/E.pdf


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post Dec 4 2008, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE (Ramiro Delforte @ Dec 2 2008, 08:41 AM) *
Dear GMCers: I want to change the humbuckers of my old Ibanez RG 270 and I want to get rid of the single mic of the middle (the original configuration is h-s-h). Does anybody know how to wire the new mics? (I'm going to buy a Steve's Special for the Bridge and a Evolution for the Neck).

*The electronics are the original one, I've never changed anything.


There are drawings for that setup on Dimarzio's site. You need to follow their colour-code.
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