Post by axekicker on Sept 15, 2010 15:27:53 GMT -5
Hello all... I'm at my wit's end with this Ibanez JTK4. I've been trying to wire it, and getting nowhere. I need a very specific schematic that I (a novice) can follow so I don't have to take it in to a luthier. It's got two 4-wire HBs that I installed, one volume, one tone. I've added two DPDTs for the pups, and need a schematic that incorporates these switches. The schematic I have that has the push/pull knobs isn't working for me. Anyway, it's worth it to me to pay $10 for the schematic-for-idiots version (if you're listening, Wolf). Thanks!
I'm not clear what problems you're having. The p/p pots are wired exactly like 2 DPDT toggles would be. The only thing that might be hanging you up is the wiring colors, but you should be able to do the correlation of those to the diagram.
Now, if you want something other than coil cuts, we can do that, too. I'll see what I can come up with this evening.
Post by axekicker on Sept 17, 2010 21:13:13 GMT -5
Thanks for responding... I have two toaster pickups with four wires, green, red, black and white. I'm assuming black is hot. White and red were routed to the DPDT switches and green to ground. I have posted pics of the mess. Yeah, the old diagram wasn't working. I thought I followed it to a letter, but it didn't pan out. The two yellow wires are for the killswitch (that, I know how to wire).
Anyway, like I said, I'll drop $10 in your paypal for a dummy diagram. Thnx.
Post by axekicker on Sept 17, 2010 21:18:35 GMT -5
One thing that confused me about the old diagram (and I see it all the time) is when, say, the north wire splits off into two directions, going to the DPDT post and also going to the selector switch. I assume the wire isn't being split or anything, right?
There's no real reason that a "mid-air" splice wouldn't work, so long as it was well inulated. I wouldn't mess with that, though. Better would be to go straight to one of the switches and then jumper to the other. It'd be more like the wire that goes from the selector to the volume and then on to the tone.
Which switch you hit first is completely up to you. I'd probably pick the one physically closest to the pickup, but do whatever makes most sense to you.
OK, here's a diagram for the neck with phase switch, with either a bridge series/parallel switch or a bridge coil-cut switch, your choice. I assumed you had the wire colors correctly figured as per your description:
This is as straightforward as I can make it. I did omit the shield connections, if any, from the pickups, and I did omit the ground wires on the backs of the pots, just for clarity's sake. These would all go to ground if they were pictured.
And, I hope it's right, but maybe we should have some further input before you go to redo things.