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Metric Toggle Switch

About This Item

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)


Instructions

Product Instructions

Metric 3-way Toggle Switch

Installation and wiring instructions for the 3-way Toggle Switch, including diagrams for Les Paul, SG, Jimmy Page Les Paul, and other 2-pickup guitars.

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3.0

Reliable but need work out of the box

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These switches are reliable and haven't had any problems installing them or having them fail. The only downside is that they tend to spring back to the center position very easily, sometimes even if you just bump the guitar. I have resolved this by using a pair of needle nose pliers to bend the metal tabs into a more suitable angle. Once adjusted I would say I have no complaints, its just a small hassle to have to adjust each one.

5.0

Excellent replacement switch

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This is a VERY excellent replacement switch for Gibson explorer/Les paul style guitars.I like the way the wiring tabs are heavy and thick.

3.0

Overall good but...

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I think it has too much sensitivity and is easy to change pick ups just by lightly touching the shaft. It's a big flaw IMO.

4.0

Easy to install. 

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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.

5.0

Great switch

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

3.0

Switch Position

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

5.0

Great quality switch, and affordable.

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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!!!!

4.0

Where's the gold tips?

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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?

4.0

Good

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

4.0

3 - way toggle switch

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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

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 53 See Metric Toggle Switch
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