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Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch Chrome, for 2-pickup guitars

Chrome, for 2-pickup guitars

Item # 1218
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Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch Gold, for 2-pickup guitars

Gold, for 2-pickup guitars

Item # 1218-G
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Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch

About This Item

A chrome-plated double-pole 3-way switch in a right-angle version for Gibson® SG® and other 2-pickup guitars.

    Each switch includes
  • Black and cream plastic knob
  • Knurled mounting nut
  • Flat washer
  • Wiring diagram
Right-angle toggle switch dimensions
Switch length 2" (50.80mm)
Threaded portion 5/16" (7.94mm)
Required mounting hole dia. 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 13/16" (20.64mm)
Requires at least 1-3/4" (44.45mm) from the center
of the mounting hole to the edge of the control cavity
for wiring clearance.


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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5.0

Fits tight spaces

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Spaces being tight and all. Fits like a snail in scuba gear

4.0

Solid Feel

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I put this in a Warmoth Mooncaster and it fit perfectly.
The switch feels very solid and I don't anticipate any problems.

5.0

Just what the doctor ordered!

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Changing over a Gibson SG to gold. Dropped right in and worked perfectly. easy to wire, no nonsense!

5.0

Excellent!

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Excellent quality! Very resistant!

5.0

#1228

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Many older British guitars (like the Burns Nu Sonic guitar and bass for example) had two pickups wired in series. To achieve this, the original switch had open contacts when in center position (To activate one pickup alone, the other one is shortened out). The #1228 type switch is one of a very few switches in this size to make that possible. It is however possible to modify a "standard" Switchc...ft right angle switch to get the same result (mount the smaller contact blades outside, upside down, and re-bend as necessary) , but the #1228 is a drop-in replacement. Highly recommended, and hopefully still available in the near future...

3.0

Nice part, but....

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Nice quality part but did not work. Contact blades needed to be adjusted. After adjustment worked fine.

4.0

Its a switch.

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One of the better switches I have tried. It works as a switch should. Only thing is it is a bit plain jane for a really speccy build....

5.0

selector switch

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good quality parts

4.0

Update to my previous review

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I applied some teflon grease to my switch and after a couple weeks "break in" the switch has become much more smooth. I'm pleased with the functionality and in most cases (where this would be the only switch) the appearance change would be trivial. In my application the difference is more obvious because I also have an original Gibson switch on the same guitar.

3.0

Does the job

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Some key points first: it is metric so Gibson parts are not interchangeable (nut, tip, etc.). Mechanically the one I got is quite stiff not smooth at all (hopefully it will smooth out with age). I installed in a Gibson ES-347 which has an additional full size "tap" switch on the upper bout. I replaced it with this one and used it as an on/on/on DPDT (as mentioned in the instructions) to have series/parallel/split wiring on my neck pickup. It does not match the Gibson pickup selector switch very well in look or feel. It does however do the job, and I'm not sure there are any better options out there...

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