Gibson RD Artist technical information

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Gibson RD Artist Moog circuitry

The Gibson RD Artist guitar and bass featured innovative circuitry designed by Bob Moog, of Norlin sister-company Moog. The electronics were largely contained on the circuit board pictured, fitted into the guitars rear cavity. Although seemingly complicated, the board itself was fairly robust and generally do not require attention.

However, the following technical information is available for the repair and maintenance of Gibson RD Artist guitars.

Schematics

Gibson RD Artist (RD-77) - Schematic of the Moog circuit board

A reproduction of the Bob Moog circuit board schematic, as used in the Gibson RD Artist electric guitar. Click image for a larger version.

Gibson RD Artist (RD77) Schematic of the Moog circuit board

Beyond the circuit board itself, there is additional electrical circuitry: primarily all the control switches but also two pots: two potentiometers are mounted on the circuit board, two are not.

Gibson RD Artist (RD-77) - Wiring schematic

Gibson RD Artist (RD77) Wiring schematic

Potentiometers

A summary of potentiometers listed as used by the RD Artist in Gibson literature can be found here.

Parts Lists

Unfortunately Gibson no longer stock spare parts for RD series guitars, especially the complicated electronics, however parts do crop up on auction websites occasionally. If you are missing bridge parts / machine heads, replacements should be relatively easy to find. Working Moog boards, on the other hand are much harder to get hold of.

Gibson RD Artist (RD-77) parts list (published 1981)

List of components used on the earliest versions of the RD Artist guitar - models produced up until 1978

Gibson RD Artist (RD77) parts list

Gibson RD Artist (RD-79) parts list (published 1981)

List of components used on the later version of the RD Artist guitar - produced from 1979.

Gibson RD Artist (RD79) parts list

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