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    Hi, just got hold of a 1981 Ibanez Artist AS200. Can someone tell me what function the small switch has. OK it has 2 HB pups. 2 volume and 2 tone controls plus the 3 way pup switch, but other small switch doesnt seem to do anything. Can someone tell me how this switch is supposed to operate. Thought this may have been a phase switch.

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    Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

    Can someone please advise me of what its supposed to do? Please????

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      Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

      Its a series/split/parallel or series/parallel switch, depending on whether or not the handle has two or three "click" positions.

      If the switch has two positions:

      1. parallel
      2. series (normal humbucker)

      If the switch has three positions:

      1. parallel
      2. split
      3. series (normal humbucker)

      Use these two diagrams as references, with the following color code translation:

      Duncan = Ibby
      white = black
      red = Blue
      black = red
      green = yellow

      Duncan, series/split/parallel

      Ibanez AS-200

      Hope this helps.

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        Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

        Thanks Artietoo. It has 3 positions. Much obliged.

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          Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

          Huh . . . thats interesting though, that you can't hear a difference. I wonder if someone has disconnected it at some point. You should hear a dramatic difference when split. Not sure how the parallel would sound.

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            Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

            I'll have a look tomorrow and pull the switch out. May have been disabled for some reason. Didnt use switch when I bought it. Just plugged it in and used pup selector switch. Liked the look of the guitar and feel of neck plus sounded good,so bought it. Old 58 pups dont sound too bad.

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              Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

              Originally posted by telepicker
              Hi, just got hold of a 1981 Ibanez Artist AS200. Can someone tell me what function the small switch has. OK it has 2 HB pups. 2 volume and 2 tone controls plus the 3 way pup switch, but other small switch doesnt seem to do anything. Can someone tell me how this switch is supposed to operate. Thought this may have been a phase switch.
              It's a series/split/parallel switch for the neck pup. Here ...
              www.ibanez.com/wiring/wire.asp?y=1994&w=AS200
              ::::To sound reinforcement engineer::::
              ... What? ... ::::snicker:::: ...Yes, ... Right, ...
              Could we please have everything louder than everything else ? ...

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              • #8
                Re: Ibanez Artist AS200 Switches

                Thanks. Checked the wiring and resoldered leads. Works now. Thanks for the URLs.

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