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Free-Way Pickup Switch Nickel

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Item # 0055
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Free-Way Pickup Switch Gold

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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.

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

Includes
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)


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    • 0055
    • 0.0420 lbs. (0.02 kg)
    • 0055-G
    • 0.0420 lbs. (0.02 kg)

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5.0

Free-way for my PRS

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The Free-way 6-way switch was the way to go when replacing the cumbersome 5-way rotary dial on my PRS. It's much easier to use and the construction is solid. PRS users keep in mind you may need to rout the jack hole for the post to fit, otherwise it lays in the body cavity perfectly. Well worth the investment and upgrade

4.0

Neat!

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Verified Buyer


Three classic settings true to form. Three new settings are there but subtle.

5.0

Excellent

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Verified Buyer


Great switch! Save the day and make it even better into a really slim guitar body. Easy to solder, just need to be careful.

5.0

Excellent

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Verified Buyer


Vraiment génial recommande a tous

4.0

Great Switch

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Verified Buyer


I used one of these in the first guitar I built & it worked great. I just bought another one that arrived a couple days ago. This will be my 2nd guitar build, with 3 humbuckers. The switches are solidly built, but I think I may have the 1 in a million switch. It's slightly loose (I guess you could call it the housing), & the threads are not that great on the top. It took a little bit more effort than usual to take off the nut & put it back on.
Aside from those 2 things, I think it will still work, & will probably work well once I finish building the guitar.

4.0

I love these switches but. . .

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Every time I install one of these I vow to myself that I'm going to post a review. . . First the good: There is simply no other switch that offers the flexibility that the two different freeway switches offer. Prior to these I was using 5 way rotaries, and they flat suck! These switches offer more flexibility than rotaries, hands down, plus they take up much less depth!

Now the bad news. . .
Every time I install one of these my blood pressure goes off the chart. The provided solder pads are tiny and the spacing between them is almost non existent. I'm no slouch at soldering and I have very good equipment, but these switches offer a huge challenge. I can only imagine the hell that these must cause for some poor soul with a crappy soldering gun from Home Depot. Since I prep the switch prior to mounting that usually goes reasonably well, but If I have to do any touch up once the switch is connected to the guitar, it becomes a nightmare of solder blobs and shorted pads and swearing and trying not to throw things across the room.

All this could be solved if the kind folks at Freeway were to simply rivet solder lugs to the pads. Of course I will continue to use these, as there is no other option that comes close, but I still hate installing them.

5.0

can people share their projects somewhere

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Mine hasn't arrived from the mail yet.. I'm looking very much forward to this. Could you guys share your wiring schemes?

5.0

Free-Way Pickup Switch

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Verified Buyer


Works really well, now I can have multiple settings right away. Very convenient!

5.0

Freeway Switch works fantastic!

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Verified Buyer


I was missing having a single coil sound with my EVH Wolfgang guitar. I did a little research, and I found at the pick ups for EVH are made by Seymour Duncan. That means they are already wired to be able to split the coils. I bought the switch, and now I have three I'm bucker positions, and three single coil positions! Love it !

5.0

Free way switch 

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Verified Buyer


Delivery was super fast considering I live in Hawaii. The switch works like a charm and so easy to access all of the positions.

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