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Rotary Switches 5-position, 4-pole

5-position, 4-pole

Item # 3512
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Rotary Switches 6-position, 2-pole

6-position, 2-pole

Item # 3511
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Rotary Switches 6-position, 4-pole

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Rotary Switches

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5 and 6-position rotary switches for custom wiring, PRS guitars and Varitone circuits.

5-position:
4-pole switch for Paul Reed Smith® guitars, or other custom wiring and pickup combinations.

Item# 3512
Configuration 5-position, 4-pole
Typical use Pickup selector and
custom wiring
Cavity depth   
required
1-5/16" (33.34mm)
   

6-position:
2-pole and 4-pole versions for custom wiring and pickup combinations, such as the Varitone notch filter circuit in Gibson ES-345 and Lucille guitars.

Item# 3511
Configuration 6-position, 2-pole
Typical use Varitone
Cavity depth   
required
7/8" (22.23mm)
Item# 3516
Configuration 6-position, 4-pole
Typical use Pickup selector,
Varitone, and
custom wiring
Cavity depth   
required
1-5/16" (33.34mm)
   

Each rotary switch is make-before-break and includes a flat washer, lock washer and two mounting nuts. The coarse-knurled split shaft has M9 x .75 thread; the threaded portion is 3/8" tall (10mm). 3/8"-diameter (10mm) mounting hole is required.

#0526 Chickenhead Knob is available separately to fit these switches.


Instructions

Product Instructions

Wiring Kit for Paul Reed Smith

Wiring diagram for a guitar with Paul Reed Smith (PRS)-style electronics.

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4.0

Rotary switch

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Had to bend the tabs down in order for it to fit in the body of a Gibson L6S.

5.0

It's great to have a choice.

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Verified Buyer


These are basically a rotary version of a five-position strat mega-switch. A lot of folks don't care for rotary switches that much, but some builds, especially mods, just don't have a good place for a lever switch with two mounting holes and a slot. You can often fit one of these somewhere without having to drill a new hole. If you put a big ol' Davies 2100 or 2110 pointer knob on one of these switches, it makes it operate more like a lever switch and provides indisputable indication of what position you're in.

Like I said, not for every situation, but really nice to have available

5.0

works great!

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Works great!

5.0

Rotary switch

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Verified Buyer


Excellent!

5.0

Allows for awesome sonic possibilities.

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Verified Buyer


I've used this on an upgrade to a Squire vintage Jazz Bass, '65 Mustang and a soon to be completed Melody Maker style guitar. It is very well made and easy to work with. I get the regular pickup selections plus some new favorites like, both pickups in series (fantastic on the Mustang) and in series out of phase. The latter really nailing the Hendrix 'in between tone".

5.0

solid switch

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Verified Buyer


nice switch I'd be happy to use on high end guitars - some eg wiring diagrams would be helpful for ideas. it's a rotary superswitch and not sure how to translate standard switching layouts into the circular format. No criticism intended here I'll figure it out. Wiring is not my forte :(

5.0

Worked!

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Verified Buyer


Was great in my hsh modded prs

3.0

No diagram ??????

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Verified Buyer


Quality switch; awesome actually: but Stewart Mac needs to make some diagrams available to customers to assist in wiring.

5.0

Rotary switches

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Verified Buyer


These switches are compact and can perform quite complex switching and selecting tasks. They are a little tight when new and not sure how that will play out. Better tight than sloppy however.

5.0

Good switches

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These are solid switches with generous solder tabs that are easy to work with. You can do some 3-pickup voodoo with the six-way, like getting the forbidden "Tele" setting, or funky series-parallel wiring.

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