Technical Information on TAM10/0

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  1. klaim

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    Hey all
    I'm looking to check some info on my TAM10 (in particular I have a doubt about the meaning of the positions of the coil selector).
    I assumed I would find the info on the Ibanez website but they removed everything.
    I tried to look at Internet Archives but they don't have the capture of that specific page with the specifications.

    Does someone here have these information?
     
  2. StevenC

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    There are diagrams on Google. But:
    1 - bridge
    2 - split bridge and middle
    3 - bridge and neck
    4 - split neck and middle
    5 - neck

    Then the mini toggle gives you the split humbucker in positions 1, 3 and 5.
     
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  4. klaim

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    Thank you both very much, that's exactly what I was missing.

    Am I completely correct that:
    - coil tap ON means the tap is in direction of the bridge
    - coil tap off is supposed to have a cleaner sound (for positions 1, 3 and 5) than coil tap on

    I'm often confused because I tend to think of what you call position 5 as being position 1 (I count from the neck - guitar noob here, hello)
     
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    On my TAM100 flicking the switch towards the bridge is the coil tap ON position. I assume this is the same on a TAM10. You can really hear a difference when you flick the switch.

    It depends what you mean by cleaner. Being a single coil instead of a humbucker, the split sounds will be slightly lower output and perceived as less gain, but it's also thinner and slightly less compressed by nature. If you mean clean as in what would be used for a more traditional clean guitar sound, probably use coil tap ON for that. It's a very versatile guitar in my experience.

    I don't know if I've answered your question, though.
     
  6. klaim

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    Yes thanks you've answered, my "clean" isn't what is usually meant, I'm a noob, sorry ^^

    I meant in coil off, for example position 5 (that I called position 1 before, trying to correct myself) is thin but looks closer to what the string sounds like acoustically. That matches your description I think.

    And yes TAM10 and TAM100 have the same settings AFAIK.
     
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  7. klaim

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    Is there supposed to be a difference between the ciol tap on and off with position 2 and 4? The diagram basically says there should be no difference, but I think I hear one and I suspect it might be psychological but maybe I should trust my ears....?
     
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    There is no difference.
     
  9. klaim

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    Thanks for the confirmation. I think I need to check if something is wrong with the electronics of my TAM10.
     

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