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Just bought new Wilkinson M's For an Ibanez Kit Project


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20220327_040512.jpgI sadly didn't get to use my stocks because of the expense of coil tape. I decided it would be better to just upgrade to a better quality pickup set that I know will perform just as good if not better than the ones that came with the kit. My Problem is I don't want to "blow up" the new humbuckers or the electronics for that matter.  I've set them up using the old leads and a combination of a diagram I found on a blog post.  The top yellow wire and the second larger yellow with white and ground directly soldiered is the neck, the bottom along with the big red wire with white and ground is the Bridge.  It's an HSH configuration, my Kit is a Jem kit so anyone with experience with Ibanez and wiring this would be appreciated. I don't have a "helping hands" so I'm not going to show my semi sloppy splicing I did unless it will help.

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PS. If you live in Seattle and wouldn't mind looking at my work or help in person that would also be appreciated. Up until now my luthier work has been basic repairs including moving electronics from one pick guard to another. and setting up my guitars. First build and first major work.

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well... i have a jem and am quite familiar with their wiring.  my thoughts are... I would have replaced all that chinese wire/solder as it's terrible... and I would recommend cleaning up the gobs of solder on the pots... hard to tell from these shots what is doing what.  If you need help... take a shot that shows all connections and then photoshop it and add labels telling where the wires are going 'offscreen'. 

the trick with hsh and ibanez in particular is they typically use a special 5 way so they can wire the series link  for bridge and neck to ground in positions 2/4 respectively.  this gives a much more single coil like sound in position 2/4.  the prob w a reg 5 way is whatever you hook to lugs 1/3 will be active in positions 1/2 and 3/4... so no worky.  you can read about it online all over the place.  

you can't blow up any pickups... not possible (at least not under normal circumstances).  the worst you will get is noise or "no worky".

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On 3/30/2022 at 10:38 AM, mistermikev said:

well... i have a jem and am quite familiar with their wiring.  my thoughts are... I would have replaced all that chinese wire/solder as it's terrible... and I would recommend cleaning up the gobs of solder on the pots... hard to tell from these shots what is doing what.  If you need help... take a shot that shows all connections and then photoshop it and add labels telling where the wires are going 'offscreen'. 

the trick with hsh and ibanez in particular is they typically use a special 5 way so they can wire the series link  for bridge and neck to ground in positions 2/4 respectively.  this gives a much more single coil like sound in position 2/4.  the prob w a reg 5 way is whatever you hook to lugs 1/3 will be active in positions 1/2 and 3/4... so no worky.  you can read about it online all over the place.  

you can't blow up any pickups... not possible (at least not under normal circumstances).  the worst you will get is noise or "no worky".

:) Got the wiring all done up I did redo quite a bit of the solder overall. Just wish I had the time and money to setup the Floyd bridge. I then moved on to reworking my y2k CAE Squire  Thank you very much for your reply @mistermikevI am very sorry it has taken me an entire month to reply I have been very busy working as Security at different events like hockey games and concerts. I don't remember if I am allowed to say where my posts are if they're on another forum so I will just say this look around and ye may find on 2 other forums my posts about the JEM and the Fender.

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