Hey everyone! I was told this is the place to come to for help on this subject, so thanks in advance for lending me your know how!!
I have a 96 Ibanez Talman 420 (2 humbuckers) that I want to wire so I can use it in two ways: 1) normal humbuckers - 3 way config 2) Johnny Marr jaguar wiring
I would like to keep the pickguard the same but am willing to add one or both of the slider switches. I understand I won't be getting a 100% accurate recreation because they are two different animals all together but something that puts me respectably in the ballpark.
Questions: Can this be done with push-pull pots and a super switch? Which pickups when tapped would give the most authentic jaguar sound while not sounding horrendous as a humbucker.
Below I've included the Johnny Marr wiring diagram for reference. ANY help you folks can provide in this area would be greatly appreciated.
Post by ChristoMephisto on Oct 21, 2015 14:54:44 GMT -5
You can combine the two low cuts onto one on/off/on switch. I've done it on my Bass VI. Using the JM Bright switch, add a second .0033 cap to where the blue wire is and the unused pole on the same side.
For the low cut to work, as the Jaguar, it has to be between the pups and the volume pot. So it'll be pups to the blade switch, to the bright switch to the volume pots. Hope that helps.
CM's suggestion to use an On-Off-On is a good one, it saves you an extra hole in the guitar. To answer your question about using P/P pots and a Superswitch, yes, you could do it with those components, although you'd need to figure out what the extra switch position would be used for. Or, were you perhaps thinking to use that extra position as a bypass, to switch back to the regular Talman HH wiring?
To really zero in on a plan here, we'll need to see the wiring you have now. Ibby had a number of guitars called "Talman"; the only ones I've seen were acoustic/electric models, so obviously yours is quite different. Can you post how it is wired at the present?