Ibanez GSR205 Bass: 3 Wiring Schemes

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  1. bluesguy62

    bluesguy62 TDPRI Member

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    Scheme #1: Stock Wiring Scheme
    Here's the stock wiring scheme of my 2004 Ibanez GSR205.

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    Ibanez GSR205: Wiring Scheme #2

    Here's a GSR205 mod that is based on the wiring scheme of a popular American-made bass with 2 pickups, 2 volumes and a master tone.


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    Ibanez GSR205: Wiring Scheme #3

    Here's another wiring scheme for the GSR205. I've been using this scheme on my own GSR205 since 2011.


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    Thanks. Useful resource.

    Do you prefer the toggle switch wiring? - what benefit does this have?
     
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    You're most welcome. Sorry for the late reply. I've been bogged down with guitar repairs (still am) and haven't had much time to visit TDPRI. Anyhow, to answer your question, I actually prefer jazz bass style wiring as it allows me to blend the two pickups. However, for live gigs, I have to turn down both volumes during breaks, thereby losing whatever setting I've been using. On the other hand, the toggle switch / master volume mod allows me to turn off the guitar via the master volume. That's the benefit, for sure. The downside is that I only have three settings: neck pu, both, and bridge pickup. So, if you're after infinite tonal variation, jazz bass style wiring can't be beat.
     
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