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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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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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Verified Buyer


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

4.0

3 - way toggle switch

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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

helped upgrade the guitar

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Verified Buyer


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

1.0

Don't waste your $$

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Verified Buyer


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

4.0

1217-G   Gold

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Verified Buyer


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.

4.0

Almost a great switch, still a good buy regardless...

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If you've read the other reviews you'd notice most complaints are regarding the switch mechanism returns to the middle position too easy and doesn't hold well. After installation I noticed the same but with some rigorous shaking of my guitar in the neck or bridge position it did not return to center. It may not be a stiff switch but it wont return to center from slapping the strings or shaking the guitar.

The tip went on crooked however the threads were correct on the actual switch. The plastic tip just wasn't an ideal fit but if you crank it as tight as possible (with fingers!) the tip straightens out and it sits well. There may be better switches out there but this one works just fine.

2.0

Switch wants to center way too easily

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I have too agree with the other reviewers who don't like the annoying tendency to return to the centre position too easily.I tried bending the contacts to fix problem but was only partly successful.The threaded portion is too short for my Les Paul.I can't get the plastic "Treble/Rhythm" placard back on.I think I may go back to the original switch.Good looking unit in gold but problematic.

3.0

Hmm...

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Verified Buyer


Good switch, excellent quality. My only complaint is that the switch flips back to the center position far too easily - it makes placement of the switch anywhere near the bridge pickup impractical since it is also tall enough to hit with your hand, so I will most likely end up switching it for a switch which is a little stiffer.

3.0

If I had my time again I would buy another

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The construction of the switch is solid. Everything was in it's right place but the switch likes to bump back into the middle position. This is good if you like it there but otherwise it's just a pain. Luckily I've placed my switch away from where it would be easily bumped...

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