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Be sure to check out Lane S. Sparber's article: How I Built My Own Phil Collen DT-555
|Serial Number Format:||myypppp|
|Machine Heads:||Smooth Tuner II|
|Neck Composition:||Maple 3-ply|
|Body Composition:||Birch & Basswood|
|Binding (H / N / B):||? / ? / ?|
|Number of Pick-Ups:||3|
|Pick-Ups by Position (N / M / B):||V-2 / V-2 / V-2|
|Bridge:||Hard Rocker (no Top-Lok) or Pro Rock'r with Top-Lok I|
|Tail:||Hard Rocker (no Top-Lok) or Pro Rock'r with Top-Lok I|
(1) Master Volume
(1) Middle Pick-up Volume
(1) Master Tone
(1) 3-way Toggle
|Control Knobs:||Brass Sure Grip II|
|Year of First Catalog Appearance:||1983|
1983 Ibanez Profile Fall Issue
1984 Ibanez Profile Random Notes Issue
1984 Ibanez Profile July Issue
Guitar Heavyweights - Phil Collen and the DT555
1985 Ibanez Profile February Issue
|Comments:||this model is commonly called the "Phil Collen" Destroyer. Even though Collen played a modified DT-555 while in Def Leppard and appeared in several Ibanez magazine advertisements during the 1980s for the DT-155, DT-555, and DT-650, the DT-555 was never officially designated the "Phil Collen" Destroyer.|
WARNING - use the following wiring diagram at your own risk. We are neither responsible nor liable for damaged equipment. See the Disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
We highly recommend you have a qualified professional review this wiring diagram for accuracy before using it.
The view of the potentiometers and the toggle switch is from the back of the guitar.
All shielded wires running to the 3-way toggle switch have their shields soldered to the metal switch casing.
All shielded wires running to the potentiometers have their shields soldered to their respective potentiometer's metal casing.
The open post on the Master Tone control is correct.