Megaswitch E-Model

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5-way Megaswitch for 3-pickup combinations of single coils or humbuckers, or for 2-humbucker guitars.

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Megaswitch E-Model

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5-way Megaswitch for 3-pickup combinations of single coils or humbuckers, or for 2-humbucker guitars.

It allows wiring arrangements not obtainable with a standard 5-way guitar switch, including automatic coil-tapping and special hum-cancelling connections.

Designed for guitarists, the Megaswitch features heavy-duty die-cast construction, noise-free contacts, and the best "feel" of all our lever-action switches.

The original E-Model is for 3-pickup combinations of single coils or humbuckers, or for 2-humbucker guitars. It allows wiring arrangements not obtainable with a standard 5-way guitar switch, including automatic coil-tapping and special hum-cancelling connections.

Includes: Chrome screws, wiring diagram, black and white plastic knobs.

Requirements:
Body cavity depth: 1-3/8" (34.925mm)
Screw spacing: 1-5/8" (41.275mm)
Lever slot: 1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.588 x 26.988mm)



Replacement black and white plastic knobs are available.


Product Instructions

E-Model Megaswitch

Installation and wiring instructions for the E-Model Megaswitch.

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Size considerations

By Eric S. from Kenmore, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 09, 2013


Installed on a rear control rout guitar with a recess for the 5 way switch (apparently fitted for a CRL switch.) I had to relieve more wood on the circuit board side. The mounting screws are smaller, so I could not use my original black screws. It functions well with a medium drag switching feel with a positive click. It has been broken in for few weeks now so it is dragging less than a CRL. In H-S-S the 3rd position gives humbucking result from the neck single coil and the slug side of the bridge pickup--which is the reason for buying this switch. Brilliant!

Great Product

By MTK4UNION from Annville, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, August 03, 2013


I've used the "E" and "P" model switches in my many modifications with fantastic results. I've expanded on the "E" model options with a push/pull volume pot, selecting either the Bridge Humbucker or the 5-Way. The selections on the 5-way are:M/B+M/M+N/B+N/N - All hum cancelling pickups, using just the hot wires on the switch, swapping the Bridge and Middle wires. 6 positions achieved, switching from the Bridge to any preset on the 5-Way.

Megaswitch E-Model

By KL from Christchurch, New Zealand
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 22, 2013


Does all that is asked of it and is simple to solder. Instructions are easy. For an HSS guitar, the tones are preferable, I prefer to mix single coils together instead of bridge humbucker and middle, for example. You get hum cancelling at all positions if the middle is RWRP to the others, and you get the Telecaster style bridge and neck option.

So many options!

By Tony Macch from Norwalk, Ct
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 18, 2013


I love hot rodding my guitars, and I've put the switch in all my HSH and HSS guitars. I love the option in the 3rd position of having a single coil at the neck and bridge positions, rather than a middle single coil like so many manufacturers offer. With the addition of a push pull to split the neck or bridge on its own when in the 1st or 5th position, you can have so many tones to choose from. As a gigging musician in a cover band, the convenience of playing with one guitar, and it's ability to vary its tone so widely, is indespensable. This switch is a must have.

Great idea, bad design

By Robb Lowe from Spartanburg SC
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 08, 2013


The idea of the switch is great. The build quality is not. I've been through 3 of these things in 2 years. The center screw comes loose and once it backs off to a certain place, there's no saving it. Why did they not splay this at the factory? It would be a simple fix. If you need Tele tones on your Strat, this is great. But be prepared to pull your pickguard at least once every 6 months to make sure the switch lives another 6 months. Even though I loved what it did, I couldn't handle it dying in the middle of a gig again, and went back to a standard CRL 5-way.

The best switch my money can buy..

By JCNex from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 25, 2012


I'm actually using this on production guitars because it's that solid. The availability of splitting/tapping right at the switch makes for a very clean design.. ad a 3 way mini toggle for series and kill...voila!

Megaswitch "E"

By Paulo Oliveira from S+úo Paulo, Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 03, 2012


It offers new sound options to better explore a Strat. Great!

Great Switch

By GuitarTron from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, May 07, 2012


Love it!
Easy to use, great working switch, I will buy more in the future

Megaswitch E Model

By Donn from Lowville NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 27, 2011


Great switch, smooth action,quality built. Great instructions and excellent personal assistance on questions I had. There is no better place for guitar gear ---Thanks Stew-Mac

Cool Switch

By Chris Thomas from Elizabeth, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 08, 2011


Works very well. Installing a second one on another guitar. With two humbucker config. I love the middle position.

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