dope_maggot Posted November 23, 2006 Report Share Posted November 23, 2006 Hi everyone... I have an Ibanez RG270, this was my very first guitar, and till recently it was in very poor conditions. I decided I should rebuild this guitar, and actually make something worthy out of it. I already begun by getting a new bridge, since the floyd was really worn, bolts where stripped, and what not. I just dumped the original pickups (really bad quality and hums only had 2 conductors) and got some "decent" hums I wasnt using from my Jackson (RR1 Roads), which are: # BRIDGE PICKUP: Duncan Designed® HB-103B Humbucking Pickup # NECK PICKUP: Duncan Designed® HB-103N Humbucking Pickup Both with 4 conductors, yet nothing great. I was thinking in making the usual Ibanez wiring for the RG's ( http://ibanez.com/wiring/wire.asp?y=2002&w=RG270 ), but getting 2 push/pull pots to be able to switch the hums between (par/ser). Like I wanted to replace my single coil, I ended up with some HotRails from Seymour... I never realize I was actually throwing another humbucker into the scheme, and this was gonna kinda break my H-S-H wiring I had in mind. I've been looking for wiring mods using 3 hums, but I found non... =S I'm looking for a way to wire my pickups, and get a kinda flexible system, something like... from my Hums to "strat-like" sound... But I've been wondering how complex can the wiring scheme get with 3 hums, since Im no wiring expert, I do fear complex connections. =S And in the end, I dont know if doing lots of combinations with 3hums are actually worth it, I've read 3 hums are actually not a good idea, and using more than 2 hums at the same time, can kill the sustain terribly. I've also read that many phasing combinations are actually worthless, although some people like em. I thought of setting the HotRail in series, and leaving it just as the middle "single coil" in the H-S-H scheme and just playing with my hums using the push/pull pots, to get them in series/parallel modes, just like in this scheme ( http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/madsci/12wayguitarswitch.JPG ). I find it as a good option, what do you guys think? =\ But I dont know if playing with the Hotrails is acutally the key to get a more flexible scheme, instead of the hums. I'm still about to get the wiring hardware... and havent buy a thing. I dont know if a 4-pole 5-way is actually worth it. I guy told me to get a pair of DP3T (ON-ON-ON) switches, but there's actually not that much space left in my wiring cavity, and I'm not in the mood to pierce my guitar that much... So I'm basicaly down to think of getting a 4-pole 5-way, change the pots for push/pull pots, and MAYBEEE putting a DP3T between both pots. This is something I can afford, and something that still fits my system without doing big modifications to the body. I would greatly appreciate your advice in which wiring scheme would you guys recommend, since most of you have experience in this area. Thanks in advance. =) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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