Looking for Jake Bowens Ibanez JBM pickup wiring diagram

trickae

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I've come across this unique 2 humbucker pickup wiring that Jake Bowen uses in his JBM10FX that combines a parallel with a Neck/bridge split. Here's the Ibanez website showing the pickup settings: https://www.ibanez.com/na/products/detail/jbm10fx_1p_02.html

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Does anyone know where I can find the pickup wiring diagram? I've looked through guitarelectronics.com but only found the following come close to it.


Any help?
 

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Shouldn't the pickups come with instructions? At least the Dimarzios I've bought have done so.
 

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That's the same exact wiring as the old Schecter Omen Elite i had. Unfortunately i forgot how it was done
 

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I think that's the standard RG wiring. something like this from DiMarzio, but you need a magnet flip in the neck (I think) and the specific Ibanez switch.
 

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That's a pretty common setup for dual-humbucker Ibanez models. I'm sure it's possible with a 5-way super switch, but the easiest way to get that setup is to track down one of the stock Ibanez switches. I've been able to pick up a couple over the years for cheap from people who ripped out all the pickups/electronics from their guitars :2c:

They look like a typical import 3 or 5-way switch with a single row of pole pieces, but are set up differently internally to get those combinations. If you follow the same wiring diagram with a generic 5-way switch, none of the positions will match what you want and at least one position will not pass any signal if I remember correctly. Ask me how I know this :lol:
 

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That's a pretty common setup for dual-humbucker Ibanez models. I'm sure it's possible with a 5-way super switch, but the easiest way to get that setup is to track down one of the stock Ibanez switches. I've been able to pick up a couple over the years for cheap from people who ripped out all the pickups/electronics from their guitars :2c:

They look like a typical import 3 or 5-way switch with a single row of pole pieces, but are set up differently internally to get those combinations. If you follow the same wiring diagram with a generic 5-way switch, none of the positions will match what you want and at least one position will not pass any signal if I remember correctly. Ask me how I know this :lol:

Haha oh damn, do you know if we can order an Ibanez 5 way switch through amazon or do we need to go through Ibanez rules?
 

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Haha oh damn, do you know if we can order an Ibanez 5 way switch through amazon or do we need to go through Ibanez rules?

Ibanez Rules or the official Ibanez site would probably be best. I'm not sure of the exact part number, though. I've only ever bought them on the used market :2c:
 

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That's a pretty common setup for dual-humbucker Ibanez models. I'm sure it's possible with a 5-way super switch, but the easiest way to get that setup is to track down one of the stock Ibanez switches. I've been able to pick up a couple over the years for cheap from people who ripped out all the pickups/electronics from their guitars :2c:

They look like a typical import 3 or 5-way switch with a single row of pole pieces, but are set up differently internally to get those combinations. If you follow the same wiring diagram with a generic 5-way switch, none of the positions will match what you want and at least one position will not pass any signal if I remember correctly. Ask me how I know this :lol:
Would the musiclilly switches match the stock Ibanez switches?

 

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You're looking for an Ibanez 2502n switch. I've had good luck with buying them on sites like Reverb.
 

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You're looking for an Ibanez 2502n switch. I've had good luck with buying them on sites like Reverb.

That's the one! I actually just got done opening up one of my guitars to confirm the part number and reply back to this thread :lol:

The generic Strat-style switches will fit physically, but are internally set up to work with 3 pickups and the "normal" Strat combinations. Again, that just leads to weird combinations and dead positions if you use the Ibanez wiring diagram on it.
 

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Schaller also shows the typical Ibanez switching scheme in their Megaswitch manual.

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