Complete Dimarzio Pickup Routing Specs/Wiring Diagrams

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  1. Blkls

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    post #22 is for a seven string, will it be the same for an eight string?
     
  2. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    Regardless of which model of Dimarzio pickup you have, so long as it is a 4-conductor wire lead, you should be able to use most of these diagrams, unless the scheme you're looking for is not posted.

    I've seen requests for diagrams that are already posted. If you take a minute to look through the diagrams and their descriptions, I think you'll find one that suits you, for the most part.

    For Example. METAL_WIZARD. The diagram you requested is the last one pictured in the beginning post (post #1) of this thread. All you have to do is omit the tone control.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    If it's a Dimarzio, the wire color code is the same across the entire brand, regardless of 6, 7, or 8 string models.

    The same principle is conversely true for Seymour Duncan, although they use a different color scheme than Dimarzio, but they are also the same for 6, 7, & 8 string models.
     
  4. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    LP Toggles have the link in the middle than unites them to the hot connection of the potentiometer.
     
  5. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    Another requested scheme that I recently acquired by Mr. Blucher.
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    I have used this diagram lots of times before and it always worked perfectly... except for this time!!
    I have an RG7620 right here with stock pickups.
    The diagram is what I have soldered.
    But on all positions, something weird was happening, so I removed and threw away the switch and replaced it.
    I resoldered everything where it should be according to this diagram.
    But STILL I'm having the same issues!!!

    This is what the 5 switch settings do:
    1: neck pup north coil + bridge pup south coil
    2: neck pup south coil + bridge pup south coil
    3: same as 2
    4: no sound at all
    5: bridge pup north coil

    I don't understand what's happening at all!!
    Does anyone know how to fix this or what is going on?
     
  7. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    By something "weird", can you describe please?
    Have a sound clip?
     
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    It's like I said:
    This is what the 5 switch settings do:
    1: neck pup north coil + bridge pup south coil
    2: neck pup south coil + bridge pup south coil
    3: same as 2
    4: no sound at all
    5: bridge pup north coil

    So it looks like I did something wrong, but I can't find any mistake.
    I checked it again and again.
    Also, it's the second switch this happens to.
    Maybe a problem inside the pickups?
     
  9. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    I don't think it is your pickups, because at one point or another, every coil has been accounted for.

    The anomaly seems to be in position #4.

    Have you confirmed that you did indeed wire in the jumper from Terminal #2 to Terminal #7 as shown in the diagram?

    Is the switch that you purchased exactly the same as the one you replaced?
    Sometimes, terminal assignments differ according to each manufacturer.
     
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    I have jumpered from terminal 2 to terminal 7.

    The switch I replaced was a switch with 4 terminals on each side, with a total of 8.
    The new switch is exactly the one that is shown in the diagram.
    However, I've had the same problem with both switches.
     
  11. TonyFlyingSquirrel

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    I'm at a loss. From everything I see, it should be working.
     
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    That's what I thought!
    But apparently, it doesn't.

    Maybe someone knows enough about electronics to know which diagram will make the switch settings like this?
    Then I must be able to find the short or whatever is wrong with my soldering.
     
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    I couldn't find the problem at all, so I contacted DiMarzio and this is what they said:

     
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    I actually have the exact same issues as the guy above with my Bowen. I removed the original Titans without actually paying attention to where they go and wired up the replacements according to a diagram of the weird switch. No dice - i have pretty much the same weird selections as the guys above. :\
     
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    Ok, grave digging here, sorry, but I've managed to buy the Ibanez VLX91 super switch a few years ago, so, get in contact with your local Ibanez dealer and you're good to go.
     
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    Nice!
    Going to have to try that!

    By the way, for an update on the issue I had last year:
    I came across another RG7620 and opened it up to see what kind of switch was in there.
    It was a COR-TEK 2502N, which looks like a standard 5-way switch with 8 poles in a row, like Alpha's 5P, but is entirely different.
     

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