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Trying to install Dragon II pickups in my SZ520qml and not getting it right, help please
sditt88
#1 Posted : 3/13/2010 9:28:45 PM

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I've documented the way the Ibanez pickups were installed. They have an extra (+) wire and 2 extra (-) wires. I know that I do not connect the red wires from the Dragon II pickups. I've tried to mimic what ibanez did with their hot and ground wires, but my problems are:

If the pickup (bridge) is working strong, then the tone knob does nothing to affect the tone and the neck pickup does not work at all. But if both pickups are working, then one pickup (neck) has so little power compared tho the bridge pickup, that there is no way it is correct, and the tone knob still does not work on either

On the paperwork that came with the Dragon II's, they state that the bridge pickup's color code is:
Black: Hot
Red: Coil Tap
White: Ground
and the shield should be connected to ground

but the neck pickup is:
White: Hot
Red: Coil Tap
Black: Ground

The Ibanez pickup color code for both pickups are:
Red: N+
Balck: N-
White: S+
Green: S-
Green: Ground

Can anyone please help?
ehdwuld
#2 Posted : 3/13/2010 10:08:31 PM
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ok this is the one you are looking at right?


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ehdwuld
#3 Posted : 3/13/2010 10:19:22 PM
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in the schematic
the RED and green of the neck go to the same place on the switch

and the black and white of the BRIDGE end on the same position

because in the middle position it is the inside coils of each pickup

so what we will do is where the doubled wires are
thats where the coil split wires of your dragons will go

on your neck the white goes to the volume pot
put the hot from your neck dragon there

the black of your neck goes to ground so the remaining dragon ground wire goes there


on your bridge the red goes to the volume pot
put the hot from your bridge dragon there

and the green of the bridge goes to ground so put the remaining bridge ground wire there



that cool?
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sditt88
#4 Posted : 3/14/2010 4:46:14 PM

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I will try that and let you know. Thanks!!
ehdwuld
#5 Posted : 3/15/2010 3:58:20 PM
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please check for RED edits in my post
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