HELP EMG 707 WIRING (3 way blade)

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  1. Reece Fullwood

    Reece Fullwood Guitar Gymnast

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    I have recently brought two emg 707's :hbang: ,
    however after installing and trying them out,
    (wiring them to the specifications on the emg website).
    The selector doesnt work correctly,
    In neck position it plays the bridge pickup,
    and the other two positions have no pickups activated.:rolleyes:
    I brought a three way switch from a local music shop,
    and i'm beginning to think its the wrong model switch,
    my geetar is an ibanez rg1527,

    Can anyone help me?
    I give me any ideas as to what the problem is???

    thanks
     
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    I just dealt with wiring issues with these things last night. Its cause schecter wired mine backwards though. What kind of switch do you have?
     
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    Reece Fullwood Guitar Gymnast

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    Its a three way blade switch thats all i know, no numbers on the terminals, i don't know the model, do you know of any models that work??
    I just picked this one up out of a local shop coz it looked sorta like the one on the emg diagram with the spring, it's battering my head, and i can't play my only seven, :scream:
     
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    Any 3 way switch should work...

    [​IMG]

    Is similar to what i got in mine.

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    There's a pic of it wired up.

    Red wire all the way to left goes to neck, red wire in the middle goes to tone pot, 3rd red wire goes to bridge. Black wire goes to volume pot as per diagram.

    BTW, ignore everything but the switch there, cause that was before i re-wired it. The only thing about the wiring that WAS right was the switch :lol:
     
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    Reece Fullwood Guitar Gymnast

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    but it doesn't, do you know what other problems theres could be,
    I've tried loads of combonations and got them all working individually so i know there not faulty

    my switch dont look at all like that tho, looks like another trip to the shop!
     
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    ibznorange Chief Officer/RHLC © Contributor

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    just one by one, switch the wires on the switch, exluding the one to the jack, and the one to the ground. the one all the way on the left, put all the way on the right, etc. or, if you have the wiggle room, you could even just physically flip the switch around
     
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    Is it this kind:

    [​IMG]??
     
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    i'v had the same beef, i just put on a 2 way switch and i go from bridge only to rythm pup only because i couldnt figure out a combo that would make all the positions work
    bravo emg with their completely wrong diagram
     
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    their 81/85 diagram is great. However, every other diagram is filled with fail.
     
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    frank falbo SS.org Regular

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    Wiring Diagram


    You can follow this diagram for the switch only, or in it's entirety. (aside from the battery hookups)

    This is the switch you have, and this is how you wire it.
     
  11. Reece Fullwood

    Reece Fullwood Guitar Gymnast

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    yeh thats the kind of switch ive got:scratch:
    is it right????
    im going out too store in a few hours to have alook ponder at some more,

    would be handy if when you brought the pickups, in the box there would be a correct diagram for each switch and combonation, specific to the 707, but there's not, :nuts:
     
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    DarkKnight369 Schecter Whore

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    If I have a 5 way switch on my Ibanez, and want either EMGs or blackouts, would I have to get a 3 way switch?
     
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    someone correct me if i'm wrong, but it would be wired something like this:

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    kens on
    dude dont buy another switch, your switch isnt bad, its just wired differently
    just wire it as ken has it shown
    if it comes out backwards, then switch the bridge and neck wires out
     

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