Metric Toggle Switch

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A chrome-plated double-pole 3-way switch, popular in guitars made outside the USA. Fits 2-pickup guitars.

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Metric Toggle Switch Chrome


Item # 1217
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Metric Toggle Switch Gold


Item # 1217-G
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3 or more $12.98
6 or more $11.81
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A chrome-plated double-pole 3-way switch, popular in guitars made outside the USA. Fits 2-pickup guitars.

Each switch includes

  • Black and cream plastic knob
  • Knurled mounting nut
  • Flat washer
  • Wiring diagram

Straight toggle switch dimensions
Thread M12 x 1.0
Threaded portion 5/16" (7.94mm)
Required mounting hole diameter 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 15/16" (23.81mm)

Product Instructions

Metric 3-way Toggle Switch

Installation and wiring instructions for the 3-way Toggle Switch.

Ratings & Reviews

Metric Toggle Switch

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Easy to install. 

By JJuk from Fullerton, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 09, 2012

A tad on the pricey side, but easy to install. I can see what the other reviews said about the switch being easily be knocked into center position. It doesn't do it on it's own, but close.

Great switch

By Bruce Lyons from Wichita Falls, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 05, 2012

I have purcahsea a number of these, and have found them to be excellent switches.

Switch Position

By AFT from Dallas, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ok quality, but switch will fall into center position way to easily. I'd try another switch in the future.

Great quality switch, and affordable.

By Phil B. from Collinsville, CT
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I've used many of these switches over the years as replacements, as well as in new builds. I can't say I've ever had any issues with them, they work great every single time. Their quality has always been far superior to anything they've ever replaced. Yeah, maybe you'll find a switch somewhere else for a couple bucks cheaper, but it's never worth it, especially when it comes to a guitar's electronics!!!!

Where's the gold tips?

By yngvegr from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 31, 2012

Seems like a good and solid switch, haven't actually tried it as I am waiting for some pickups to come. BUT there should be an option for gold tips. I can get gold tips to match my Gretsch-project in loads of webstores, but how do I know they will fit?


By Nathan K from NC
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, May 05, 2012

A little sensitive as far as the switch stem is concerned. Easy to install.

3 - way toggle switch

By revelation sing from AL,
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 03, 2012

I can play clean in the middle and break up on the down side. My Les Paul is back. Thank You very much Stew Mac

helped upgrade the guitar

By Eastgrove pickups from St. Louis, Mo
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 16, 2012

bought my son a nice LP copy 6 years ago...upgraded the pickups..wound a custom hb neck p90, put in new pots and cap...but didn't get around to putting in a qualty switch, until recently..what a difference

Don't waste your $$

By Arnie from colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 13, 2012

GARBAGE! Not worthy of putting your name on. Please try to source a functional straight switch Til then I'll have to look elsewhere

1217-G   Gold

By Mikhail from Russia, Tver
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 20, 2012

In the form in which it finds itself, this part is not suitable for the job. From a small touch of the switch gets in the middle position. I had to bend plates. Now all is well.

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