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Title: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: egynd on February 18, 2010, 06:41:58 PM
Okay, here goes. Since there is so many (myself included) , that need wiring diagrams and help with wiring, I thought I`d start a thread and get the most basic wiring diagrams. I`ll be adding the one for a regular Gibson les paul, Fender Strat , Some different Ibanez, and conversions between the different 3 way switches. I know there are many on Seymour forum and on Ibanez and all that , but would it not have been good to just go in here and get it, instead of rambeling through a lot of sites and MAYBE find the one you want?

So I am collecting some of the regulare ones now, and please just say what schematic you may think is most used , and I`ll collect and post here:)

Here is  a start atleast

(https://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi554.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj422%2Fegynd%2FGuitar%2520wiring%2Fth_3wayswitchtranslation.jpg&hash=7f756e8158166e6c2cbe221796987eecb2112f99) (http://s554.photobucket.com/albums/jj422/egynd/Guitar%20wiring/?action=view&current=3wayswitchtranslation.jpg)
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: CityofBlindingLights on February 19, 2010, 12:41:14 AM
Not a bad idea at all...

Bud, consider either stickying or moving to "Everything You Wanted To Know About..." section?
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: zenmindbeginner on February 19, 2010, 11:55:19 AM
Awesome idea dude. Keep throwin' em down! We can't ever have enough pickup wiring schematics...
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: egynd on February 22, 2010, 07:16:58 PM
ok.. im trying to gather some schematics, but since there are so many, i thought maybe i should take the general ones.

is there any spesific Schematic that I should remember? like the 2 hum 1 vol 1 ton 3 way switch and so on...
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: ztevie on February 25, 2010, 11:30:21 PM
No offense, but won't it be kind of overwhelming to put so much schematics in one thread? And when it has grown to a few pages it'll be very hard to search for what you need...
It's much easier if this thread could contain links to wiring resources instead that could be complied together in the first post as they come?
Like: http://www.guitarelectronics.com/category/wiringresources/

If I'd spend one day collecting pics of different wiring I would be able to find several thousands of them...
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: egynd on February 26, 2010, 10:48:36 AM
hm yeah that may be better  :P ok. so ill collect  most of the links i have and put them on here.
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: trev27 on May 07, 2010, 07:57:09 AM
Hes mine on a Ibanez RG1570

(https://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi107.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fm312%2Ftrev1962%2FGuitars%2FRG1570wiring.jpg&hash=12b4ff6ff2af20fc86c36052e5babdcd5aad3b06)
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: FeinMusic on August 13, 2010, 01:20:31 PM
4 pole 4 position rotary
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: tonejam on August 21, 2010, 10:34:50 PM
Hi folks,
            I have a 3 pickup Tele.
                         Air Norton S(neck)  Chopper, Fast Track 2. Currently Using 3 way switch giving standard Tele options (mid pickup not affected) .
                             Push pull tone pot turns mid  PUP on/off.
                            Push pull Volume pot splits bridge Pup.

                    Since Volume pot is starting to fail, I'm thinking its time to renew pots, switches etc.

                   I'm open to suggestions. Can you give me some cool ways to wire this up?  I need to keep the neck + bridge option.

                      Thanks in advance!  Bill.
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: egynd on August 27, 2010, 09:55:08 AM
Well it depends on what sounds you want. you could get at superswitch and split the heck out of  the pickups ;)
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: ztevie on November 15, 2011, 09:57:41 AM
OK, I can contribute with a pretty difficult one that I made up myself. I just copy it from a thread I made over at Seymour so just replace the color codes with DiMarzio's... Lots of possibilities here. I use it myself right now in a Vandenberg 2nd edition with a Anderson HN3 in the bridge and a Chopper in the neck...

I have only room for three switches/pots/pup selector etc in my newly aquired Peavey Vandenberg...
But I like to have plenty of tonal options in a guitar, but don't want to do any wood chopping on this one, so I have been sitting down trying to work out a nice way to achieve that.
So with only 3 components for me to use I ended up with the 4pdt, for example Dimarzio EP1111. A on-on-on switch with 12 lugs instead of the 2pdt's 6. Give some more options...

So in this guitar with 2 humbuckers I will use:
A) 1 volume with a push-pull. The pushpull will only be active choosing series/parallel in middle position of the 2nd 4pdt. Otherwise it will not matter what position the pushpull has, it is, so to speak, out of the circuit.
B) 1 4pdt to choose series/split/parallel for both pickups at the same time.
C) 1 4pdt to select bridge/both/neck pickup. It will also use some lugs to achieve a few things besides choosing pup.

As you see I have only one volume and no tone, which is fine by me, but of course there's no problem to use more pots if you have room for that...

I am really a beginner of wiring diagrams, so there should be other, simpler ways to do what I do here. And I really hope I've got everything right, I've been checking a number of times, so I hope I didn't mess it up when doing this diagram in Photoshop, taken from the pen and paper diagram I wrote up earlier.
There should be no wires "hanging loose" on the +-side, no dead positions and everything that needs to be grounded should be... I hope!:smash:
I haven't soldered this yet so it's not tested in real life, I hope someone don't follow this and get pissed if it don't work out? I will try this very thing soon...

Important to know, is that I haven't considered magnet polarity and winding here, so one humbucker needs to swap some wires to have hum-cancelling and in phase. If this is done right, 10 of this 12 options should be in phase and humcancelling. 2 can not be, since they are coil split alone.
I am really not interested in out-of-phase, so for me, I think this is all I need.
PushPull is supposed to work as this DPDT on/on:
(https://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F_hWtqqQxBsDs%2FSctkoll7-tI%2FAAAAAAAAAFY%2FV7jHQnasuFA%2Fs400%2FDPDT_switches.jpg&hash=921becbb0f42bfb9e799de4ac268e6cb58d07b57)

And the 4pdt should work as this 4pdt on/on/on type 2:
(https://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F4.bp.blogspot.com%2F_hWtqqQxBsDs%2FSctnqaT5Y7I%2FAAAAAAAAAFo%2F7hmqjpximUE%2Fs400%2F4PDT_switches.jpg&hash=cba079f5fe5d0c54a2ac0cfd62c1031cdb375810)

So, what options will I have here:

4pdt #1 position 1
4pdt #2, position 1: Bridge series
4pdt #2, position 2, P/P pushed: Bridge series (in series with) Neck series
4pdt #2, position 2, P/P pulled: Bridge series (in parallel with) Neck series
4pdt #2, position 3: Neck series

4pdt #1 position 2
4pdt #2, position 1: Bridge split
4pdt #2, position 2, P/P pushed: Bridge split (in series with) Neck split
4pdt #2, position 2, P/P pulled: Bridge split (in parallel with) Neck split
4pdt #2, position 3: Neck split


4pdt #1 position 3
4pdt #2, position 1: Bridge parallel
4pdt #2, position 2, P/P pushed: Bridge parallel (in series with) Neck parallel
4pdt #2, position 2, P/P pulled: Bridge parallel (in parallel with) Neck parallel
4pdt #2, position 3: Neck parallel

(https://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ztevie.com%2F2x4pdtSeymourD.jpg&hash=424c16d9e74e53d816a590d7f4624774a6233d14)
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: tonejam on April 27, 2012, 09:17:26 AM
Hi Everyone,
     Here's a wiring setup I'm currently using, and enjoying a lot. It's for a singlecoil/singlecoil/humbucker configuration. Uses a 5way switch and 2 push/pull pots.
     It came about because I like the slug coil of my humbucker in single coil mode, when using the pickup on its own, but in combination with the middle pickup, the screw coil is better for Strat "quack". This setup allows you to choose either, as well as the bridge PUP in series, or in parallel. Took me a long time to work out, but it was worth it!
     The switch on the volume control started out as a master OFF/ON for the bridge pickup, while originally, the tone control switch was a coil split. If you basically think of them like that, it makes it a little easier to work out what's going on, but I've written down all the setting options.
               Hope you give it a try! Cheers, Bill (Tonejam).
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: SullyB74 on June 13, 2012, 04:22:01 AM
I suppose this is the best place to ask this question. 

I have a Squier 51 in which I have installed an Air Zone in the bridge position and in the neck position I have installed a Fast Track 1 instead of another single coil.  The controls are a push-pull volume control knob that is push-pull to make the bridge pickup a single coil and a three-way knob instead of a toggle switch to select either the bridge pickup alone, both pickups at once, or the neck pick up alone.   I am not astisfied with the sound, but I know that the two pickups sound great together because these are the pickups used in one model of Page Hamilton's signature guitar. 

I think that I have not taken into account that the Fast Track is a humbucker and that I may have caused the sound problem by not wiring the guitar right.  Which wiring schematic found on the Dimarzio site would be the best one to follow in order to rectify this problem?
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: Ape Factory on October 15, 2012, 07:22:43 AM
Here's the wiring schematic for adding a Dimarzio noise canceling single coil along with two Dimarzio humbuckers into an Ibanez S5470.  The stock 5-2ay switch must be swapped out for an Ibanez VLX91 5-way switch which can be found at http://www.ibanezrules.com/parts.htm.

(https://www.dimarzioforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi270.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fjj85%2Fapefactory%2FS5470wiring.jpg&hash=bfa531378dbe5be60f9b567c8b5593a2a1b7c2e0)
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: cmmcnamara on December 15, 2012, 08:21:20 PM
That last diagram is the setup I'm trying to pull off on my Ibanez RG370 but I have the Dimarzio 5-way multipole switch. Will it still work wired like this without the Ibanez VLX91 switch?
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: slugworth on January 07, 2013, 12:48:13 PM
By far the best resource I know for wiring diagrams is Phostenix's site (google Phostenix).  He has an incredible amount of stuff already covered.

Other good sites are Seymour Duncan and Guitarelectronics. 

If you need something custom and are willing to pay for a diagram, google Hermeticoguitar.  I believe he charges reasonable rates, and I know he does good, accurate work.  He helped me out with one a few years back before he started charging, and I still use that circuit today.

Always remember to check wiring color codes!
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: fdd on February 13, 2013, 04:41:38 AM
Hey there, if anybody can help me.
Basically I would like to have pretty much the same wiring as Ron Thal has, but with neck split instead of the bridge split.
1. neck
2. neck split
3. neck & bridge
4. neck & bridge out of phase
5 bridge.

http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/Bad_Ronald.pdf (http://www.dimarzio.com/sites/default/files/diagrams/Bad_Ronald.pdf)

What do we do MacGruber?
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: fdd on February 15, 2013, 07:10:45 PM
ok - I've sent an  email to Dimarzio support, and within' 40 minutes received the schematic for my idea. Not sure if anyone from Dimarzio is actually reading the board, but that kind of customer service is a real turn on to products. I send enormous amount of kudos and internets to the company and workers there - keep it up!

also - wiring is in the attachment, if anyone would like to check it out
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: buddroyce on October 13, 2013, 06:03:16 PM
I'm pretty certain that the folks at DiMarzio do read the boards. After dealing with a bunch of other pickup companies, I do have to mention that the DiMarzio customer service is actually a cut above the rest.
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: wolf on January 22, 2014, 03:48:14 AM
Here's a good guitar wiring website
http://www.1728.org/guitar.htm
That is the start of about a dozen pages of guitar wiring diagrams, wiring color codes, etc.
Please visit it.  Well it is mine  :) and unlike all the other guitar wiring sites - it is dishwasher safe!
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: slugworth on February 14, 2015, 05:32:21 PM
Worth adding to this thread -- Dimarzio has added a LOT of useful wiring diagrams to their site.

http://dimarzio.com/support/wiring-diagrams
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: albagnino on October 23, 2016, 06:38:10 PM
Hello! I would install 3 EMG pickups HSH with a Super Switch, 1 tone and 1 volume .. I tried a scheme anywhere, but to no avail! I made a few attempts, but there is something that does not work ... the configuration would be:

1 bridge
2 bridge + center
3 center
4 neck + center
5 neck

I made a draft of the wiring diagram, but I'm stuck .. how complete connections?can someone help me please? I am going crazy!!

thank you

(https://s17.postimg.org/wduspobpr/wiring.jpg)
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: Amuri on April 17, 2017, 01:48:58 PM
Hi, Im completely new to guitar wiring, and Im in desperate need of your expertise !
here is the situation :
I have bought 3 new pickups for my Ibanez
Bridge : Seymour duncan 59/CUSTOM HYBRID   SH-16 : http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/59custom-hybrid
Middle : Seymour duncan VINTAGE HOT STACK PLUS STRAT   STK-S7 http://www.seymourduncan.com/pickup/...ack-plus-strat
Neck : Dimarzio PAF® Master Neck DP260 : http://www.dimarzio.com/node/8199

The original 5 way switch wiring of Ibanez utilizes the pickups like this:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7...mlHQ3p3clktUlU

and I want to split 59 coil with middle pickup and outer coil(screw coil) of the neck with mid in position 4 and 2
like this :
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7...VJZQTFlZ2VoYUk

and here is a picture of my 5 way leveler (or switch):
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7...FVhMUR6WDgxdHc

I DONT KNOW HOW TO WIRE THAT TO GET WHAT I WANT!?
I've been googling , I have read the Duncan GUITAR WIRING DIPLOMA COURSE! and most of the forum here and there .... couldn't figure it out
do I need super switch ?!


also , Im open to suggestions for getting a even level sounding wirings!
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: darkbluemurder on April 19, 2017, 05:53:07 AM
Hi,

Unfortunately the google drive links you posted are not working for me but I understand that you want the following combinations:

#1 bridge
#2 bridge split (neckside coil) + middle
#3 middle
#4 neck split (neckside coil) + middle
#5 neck

You don't need a super switch for that. This wiring can be done with a regular 5 way switch (you may have to change the wiring on the neck pickup slightly from the normal wiring to get the neckside coil active in split mode but that is doable) or with an Eyb Megaswitch type E.

Before going into the details we should first clarify whether these are the combinations you want.

Cheers Stephan
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: darkbluemurder on January 31, 2019, 12:18:36 PM
Seems like DiMarzio reorganised their website but in relation to the wiring schematics not in a good way IMHO. Where did all those useful diagrams for two humbuckers and the EP1112 switch go?
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: Guitar74 on August 01, 2019, 08:55:03 AM
I just took a look and I also don’t particularly care for how the schematics are organized. It just seems less than intuitive in how it is laid out. That being said, I would have to agree with the statement about Dimarzio customer service. I contacted them not long ago, and they were very happy to take the time to make some suggestions.
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: japa.electric.guitar on June 13, 2020, 11:09:50 PM
Hi Folks,
I have the Andy Timmons set (AT-1 and cruisers) in a strat with 1 volume, 1 tone and 5 way switching, and I wonder if can I add a mini toggle on/on to switch the pickups in position 1, 3 and 5 from série to parallel, like in example below:

Mini toggle on/on, position 1:
5 way switching, position 1: bridge serie
5 way switching, position 2: bridge and middle parallel
5 way switching, position 3: middle serie
5 way switching, position 4: middle and neck parallel
5 way switching, position 5: neck serie

Mini toggle on/on, position 2:
5 way switching, position 1: bridge parallel
5 way switching, position 2: bridge and middle parallel
5 way switching, position 3: middle parallel
5 way switching, position 4: middle and neck parallel
5 way switching, position 5: neck parallel

Can you help me with a wiring diagram?
Thank you
Juliano
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: marcwormjim on June 14, 2020, 11:51:46 AM
can I add a mini toggle on/on to switch the pickups in position 1, 3 and 5 from série to parallel, like in example below:

I'm afraid that would require a 6PDT on/on switch, and I don't know that one is even made for guitars. If you can live with only two pickups being switchable (such as if you find you prefer keeping the middle cruiser coils in series or parallel), then 4PDT toggle switches are available. Essentially, it's two DPDTs in one case: Just wire each left and right block of six contacts as you would a push/pull series/parallel switch eg.  http://www.1728.org/humbuck8.gif
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: darkbluemurder on February 11, 2021, 04:49:38 AM
By far the best resource I know for wiring diagrams is Phostenix's site (google Phostenix).  He has an incredible amount of stuff already covered.

Unfortunately, most of the diagrams are no longer online. Does anybody know if there is a backup?

Thanks, Stephan
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: buddroyce on February 11, 2021, 01:05:57 PM
By far the best resource I know for wiring diagrams is Phostenix's site (google Phostenix).  He has an incredible amount of stuff already covered.

Unfortunately, most of the diagrams are no longer online. Does anybody know if there is a backup?

Thanks, Stephan

Sadly even the Internet Wayback machine doesn't have it.
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: darkbluemurder on February 16, 2021, 03:11:45 AM
I found it. It is on
www.guitarnuts2.com

But you will have to register there to view.

Cheers Stephan
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: buddroyce on February 17, 2021, 01:33:35 AM
I found it. It is on
www.guitarnuts2.com

But you will have to register there to view.

Cheers Stephan

You sure that link works? I can't seem to get to GuitarNuts2.com do you mean the forums at:

 http://guitarnuts2.proboards.com/ ?
Title: Re: Wiring schematics and stuff
Post by: darkbluemurder on February 17, 2021, 02:31:43 AM
Yes, that is what I meant.

Cheers Stephan