Free-Way Ultra Switch

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Free-Way Ultra Switch Nickel


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Free-Way Ultra Switch Gold


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Free-Way Ultra Switch

About This Item

A customizer's dream! 28 terminals for creating the most sophisticated wiring circuits. Fits a Les Paul® switch cavity without routing!

Roll up your sleeves and fire up your soldering iron: the 6-way Ultra is a step beyond the original Free-Way switch, with an amazing 28 terminal connections that let you explore the most sophisticated wiring circuits. Access practically any pickup, coil combination, or custom functions you can dream of!

Compact size fits most guitars. The Free-Way Ultra switch is designed to keep your Gibson® Les Paul® or other solidbody looking stock, without routing. Featuring stainless steel construction and space-saving gold-plated terminal pads, it's made and tested to demanding quality standards.

No-rout installation
Compact size can be used in most guitars
More wiring configurations
Distinct switching action for fast changes between positions
Space-saving gold-plated solder pad connections

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

Diameter 1-17/64" (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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    • 0072
    • 0.050 lbs. (0.02 kg)
    • 0072-G
    • 0.050 lbs. (0.02 kg)

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Dang . . .

(Customer's Reviews)

This switch seems to have a lot of potential as a 6PDT but you almost need a degree in electrical engineering to literally figure it out, otherwise it may drive you mad. The schematics provided are okay but limited. The regular Freeway Switch is a bit easier to figure out letting the moder with a good amount of experience to figure out. Otherwise it is a very nice way to add more options without adding more switches. Last week I knew what day it was. Having been driven mad trying to figure out this switch . . .


Contacts are poor on switch recieved

(Customer's Reviews)

I purchased this switch less than a month ago and just got around to checking it out before installing it in my new Gibson Les Paul. I'm glad I didn't put it in! Measuring the switched-on positions of the switch with a good old Simpson ohm meter calibrated to zero ohms I read no less than two ohms resistance, with higher resistance in some of the six switch positions, and worse than that, the resistance varied greatly as the switch was touched or flipped in an out of positions. This is a do not recommend from me as the guitar signal would be intermittent and/or not as strong as it should be. A nearly $50 switch should have nothing but gold plated or ultra high quality contacts.


Freeway Ultra in a custom Jag style build

(Customer's Reviews)

I installed the Freeway Ultra into a custom built Jag style guitar I have just completed. Positions 1,2 & 3 gives you the normal neck/both/bridge (much like a Jazzmaster) positions 4,5 & 6 gives you in series, in series out of phase and parallel out of phase, all for less switching options than on a normal Jag. If you use 2 volume controls and a tone control as I have, you get a Master Volume control, bridge Volume and Master Tone, in positions 4 and 5 the bridge volume works as a blend knob and gives you some really cool options, Freeway's website has a pretty comprehensive amount wiring diagrams to choose from. Great product and a cheap and very user friendly way of colouring the tone palette of your current guitar or your next custom build, love it!

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