eegor Posted February 3, 2008 Report Share Posted February 3, 2008 So I have an Ibanez RG7321 and I bought a couple of DiMarzio pickups to put in it, the D-Sonic and Blaze neck to be specific. I replaced them on Friday (my first time replacing pickups), following a wiring diagram from Ibanez.com and some instructions given to me by a member of the Ibanez forum (a well-know, trusted member). Upon finishing I re-strung the guitar and plugged in to my amp for a test. It worked and sounded great. But after switching pickups a few times, the bridge stopped putting anything out except a very weak and thin sound. I opened up the back and re-soldered the bridge pickup, and then it worked fine again. I decided to leave it overnight, thinking maybe the solder just needed to set. I checked again on Saturday, and it worked fine, until I started switching between pickups. Once again, the D-Sonic lost the majority of it's power. I re-soldered the bridge pickup AGAIN, and re-soldered the neck pickup, and then left overnight. Today, I decided to try it out. Plugged it in (the switch on the bridge pickup), and worked fine. I was on the clean channel, so I switched the neck pickup, and holy freaking crap, the problem had moved to the neck pickup. I re-soldered the neck pickup, and this time I didn't have to start switching pickups for it to not work. I thought, "Maybe they're out of phase," so I switched the green and red wires on the neck pickup (north and south start wires), and switched to the neck pickup. Fine. But on clean, I like the sound of the neck pickup in parallel, so I switch to that. OH MY GOSH. It had now migrated to the neck pickup parallel option. Honestly, I did everything right, I double checked four times, what could I possibly be doing wrong? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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