Free-Way Pickup Switch

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Free-Way Pickup Switch Nickel


Item # 0055
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3 or more $32.50
Free-Way Pickup Switch Gold


Item # 0055-G
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Free-Way Pickup Switch

About This Item

Now fits a Gibson® Les Paul® switch cavity without routing! This is an upgrade of the unique switch originally installed in the Jimmy Page Les Paul® Custom.

6-way guitar gearshift! It does the work of multiple standard switches: 2-pole, 6-position transverse toggle action broadens wiring options and tone possibilities. Great for coil-splitting, 3-pickup selection, piezo pickup activation, and humbucker / single-coil / humbucker switching.

No-rout installation
Compact size can be used in most guitars
More wiring configurations
Improved switching feel
Space-saving gold-plated solder pad connections

Mounting nut with flat washer
Cream, black, and amber knobs

Dimensions 61/64" x 1-17/64" (24.13mm x 32.05mm)
Threaded portion 13/32" (10.39mm)
Threads M12 x 1.0
Required mounting hole diameter 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 3/8" (9.52mm)



Product Instructions

Free-Way Switch Instructions

Installation and wiring diagrams

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    • Weight
    • 0055
    • 0.042 lbs. (0.02 kg)
    • 0055-G
    • 0.042 lbs. (0.02 kg)

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Excellent service

(Customer's Reviews)

It is just what i wanted to do with the three pickup guitar I am building made it so I can have 1 pick up 2 pickups or 3 pickups in phase or single coil. Alastair is great at the company. 6 Stars!!


Great value with small adjustments

(Customer's Reviews)

I would give it a lower rating with out the adjustments I've made. The unit protrudes out so a second nut is needed under the pickguard to level it. it also made a lot of noise and cracks when toggling through the positions. it needed contact cleaner to subdue it which it did for the most part. Other wise, this switch great increase to tonality of the entire guitar breathing new life and possibilities further than a traditional blade switch would. Highly recommend in that area though switching through the positions can be sluggish


HHH 2vol/2tone

(Customer's Reviews)

Installed this in a customer's 3 pickup LP. Soldered & installed easily enough, but can't give 5 stars because I don't know the reliability yet.

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