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    Default Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    Hi guys.

    I was wondering if anyone of you could pelase help me with a problem I have?
    I have lost my images of my Charvel DK24 wiring when my phone got smashed on the floor, now I can't turn the thing on to see how I am supposed to wire the humbuckers.
    Could anyone of you please tell me how I am supposed to solder the wires so that I can get the following functionality?

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    I have made a drawing using MS Paint and Seymour Duncans wiring images to illustrate how the 5 way super switch is soldered when I got it.
    I have also given every wire and spot on the super switch a name just so that I can make it easier for people who take their precious time to explain this to me.

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    So I was thinking that in this way someone would have an easier time explaining it, for example RED 1 and WHITE 1 goes to BLUE SIDE 4.
    I have checked the Seymour Duncan 2HB, 1VOL, 1TONE, 5 WAY SUPER SWITCH drawing but the soldering is not like mine is on the image above.
    Thanks a lot to anyone who takes their time to help me figure this thing out.

    Rock on!

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    Default Re: Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    I found a DiMarzio wiring diagram that looks like it's what you are wanting. You'll have to convert the wire colors.

    2hum1vol1tone_ep1112k_0.pdf

    Duncan
    Black - North Start
    White - North Finish
    Red - South Finish
    Green - South Start

    DiMarzio
    Red - North Start
    Black - North Finish
    White - South Finish
    Green - South Start



    Quote Originally Posted by DeepPurple View Post
    Hi guys.

    I was wondering if anyone of you could pelase help me with a problem I have?
    I have lost my images of my Charvel DK24 wiring when my phone got smashed on the floor, now I can't turn the thing on to see how I am supposed to wire the humbuckers.
    Could anyone of you please tell me how I am supposed to solder the wires so that I can get the following functionality?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	pickupswitches.jpg 
Views:	81 
Size:	48.1 KB 
ID:	104956

    I have made a drawing using MS Paint and Seymour Duncans wiring images to illustrate how the 5 way super switch is soldered when I got it.
    I have also given every wire and spot on the super switch a name just so that I can make it easier for people who take their precious time to explain this to me.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wiringdrawing.jpg 
Views:	9 
Size:	35.8 KB 
ID:	104957

    So I was thinking that in this way someone would have an easier time explaining it, for example RED 1 and WHITE 1 goes to BLUE SIDE 4.
    I have checked the Seymour Duncan 2HB, 1VOL, 1TONE, 5 WAY SUPER SWITCH drawing but the soldering is not like mine is on the image above.
    Thanks a lot to anyone who takes their time to help me figure this thing out.

    Rock on!

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    Default Re: Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMyers77 View Post
    I found a DiMarzio wiring diagram that looks like it's what you are wanting. You'll have to convert the wire colors.

    2hum1vol1tone_ep1112k_0.pdf

    Duncan
    Black - North Start
    White - North Finish
    Red - South Finish
    Green - South Start

    DiMarzio
    Red - North Start
    Black - North Finish
    White - South Finish
    Green - South Start
    Hi DMyers77.

    Thanks a lot for your reply.

    I have to admit that I am confused as to how this is the same.
    I have 5 ports soldered on the switch on each side.
    For example on the black side, 1, 2 and 3 are soldered together and so is 7 and 8.
    And on the blue side 3, 4 and 5 are soldered to each other and so is 8 and 9, 5 solders in total on each side.
    But on this picture that you linked there is only 3 ports that are soldered on each side.
    Last edited by DeepPurple; 05-20-2020 at 10:27 AM.

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    Default Re: Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    There is more than 1 way to wire up the pickup combinations that you want.

    This is my best guess as to how your guitar was wired originally:

    Black
    1 - bridge black
    2 - bridge black
    3 - bridge black
    7 - bridge red/white
    8 - bridge red/white

    Blue

    3 - neck red
    4 - neck red
    5 - neck red
    8 - neck black/green
    9 - neck black/green



    Quote Originally Posted by DeepPurple View Post
    Hi DMyers77.

    Thanks a lot for your reply.

    I have to admit that I am confused as to how this is the same.
    I have 5 ports soldered on the switch on each side.
    For example on the black side, 1, 2 and 3 are soldered together and so is 7 and 8.
    And on the blue side 3, 4 and 5 are soldered to each other and so is 8 and 9, 5 solders in total on each side.
    But on this picture that you linked there is only 3 ports that are soldered on each side.

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    Default Re: Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMyers77 View Post
    There is more than 1 way to wire up the pickup combinations that you want.

    This is my best guess as to how your guitar was wired originally:

    Black
    1 - bridge black
    2 - bridge black
    3 - bridge black
    7 - bridge red/white
    8 - bridge red/white

    Blue

    3 - neck red
    4 - neck red
    5 - neck red
    8 - neck black/green
    9 - neck black/green
    Thank you very much good sir.
    I will return when I have tried it out.

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    Default Re: Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    I tried it out but I don't get sound on the 1st and 5th position.
    In the 2nd position I get the bridge pickups, 3rd gives me the bridge and neck, 4th gives me the neck pickup.
    They pass the tapping test and I get sound out of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th position.
    Did I break my switch? To me that seems to be the most logical conclusion or could it be something else?

    Edit: I accidently swapped the 2 main cabled that go to the switch that's why it was bonkers, now it works. Thanks a lot man.
    Last edited by DeepPurple; 05-31-2020 at 09:55 AM.

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    Default Re: Charvel DK24 wiring problem.

    Awesome! Glad to hear that you got it working.


    Quote Originally Posted by DeepPurple View Post
    I tried it out but I don't get sound on the 1st and 5th position.
    In the 2nd position I get the bridge pickups, 3rd gives me the bridge and neck, 4th gives me the neck pickup.
    They pass the tapping test and I get sound out of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th position.
    Did I break my switch? To me that seems to be the most logical conclusion or could it be something else?

    Edit: I accidently swapped the 2 main cabled that go to the switch that's why it was bonkers, now it works. Thanks a lot man.

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