Free-Way Pickup Switch

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Free-Way Pickup Switch Nickel


Item # 0055
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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)



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Free-Way Switch Instructions

Installation and wiring diagrams

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

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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.


Possibly the worst guitar component I have ever come across

(Customer's Reviews)

Recently installed a 6 way selector in my strat. 15mins work, no problem. Four evenings working with this and still not working. Useless solder 'pads' prone to shorting and with no mechanical anchoring of wires, one or more inevitably come lose when installing in semi-hollow. Normal solder tags would have added 2mm to the depth of the switch. Also switch does not stay in position but pops out.



(Customer's Reviews)

I rebuilt a Gibson Les Paul Studio. I wanted more tone options so I added a third Humbucker. I wanted more pickup configurations and after doing some research I came across the Free-Way Pickup Switch. Here is the configuration.

1. Neck
2. Neck and Bridge
3. Bridge
4. Neck and Middle
5. Middle (Plus an Optional Push, Pull tone Pot for all 3 Humbuckers.)
6. Bridge and Middle

Not to mention, I added push pull pots on the three volume pots for single coil activation. I have a 23 different tone combinations and the Les Paul looks totally stock! This guitar is a tone Jedi! I am really thankful to Alasdair Bryce from Free-Way for corresponding with me for this very intricate wiring schematic. Thanks to Stew Mac for carrying this switch. Get your solder skills on, and turn any guitar into a tone factory!

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