2 Conductor Neck and 4 Conductor Bridge in Ibanez

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  1. guitaardvark

    guitaardvark Drop D because 2005

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    Hey everyone, back with more ridiculous questions.

    So I have an Ibanez with a 5 way switch with the stock neck pickup and a 4 conductor DiMarzio Titan in the bridge. I wired the Titan per DiMarzio's diagram (http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/arturoo1977/media/bWVkaWFJZDo0MzM3Mjc2Nw==/?ref=) and kept the neck wiring stock with red on 3, white on 2, and ground to back of volume pot. However, positions 2 and 4 on the switch don't work anymore, meaning I can't split the coils. A couple of things:

    1) I've seen people do this on forums and people always say that they won't be able to split the 2 conductor pickup. However, I was able to split the 2 conductor when I had both stock pickups, and the people on the forums are using a push/pull config instead of 5 way switch. Can I still split the neck using this config?
    2) Do I need to change the wiring for the neck pickup? I'm not entirely sure why positions 2 and 4 aren't working at all.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Andrew Lloyd Webber Super Duper Moduraturr

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    Is there a middle pickup or new switch you’re not mentioning? A guitar with two 2-conductor humbuckers and a five way, stock, doesn’t make sense.
     
  3. guitaardvark

    guitaardvark Drop D because 2005

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    I don't really get it either. I figured it was some Ibanez magic, but the stock pickups just have two leads and a ground along with a 2502 switch.
     

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