Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch

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

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

Chrome, for 2-pickup guitars

Item # 1218
In stock, ready to ship!


3 or more $11.53
6 or more $10.49
Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch Gold, for 2-pickup guitars

Gold, for 2-pickup guitars

Item # 1218-G
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3 or more $13.31
6 or more $12.12
Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch Chrome, for 3-pickup guitars

Chrome, for 3-pickup guitars

Item # 1228

$12.95 $6.86

Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch Gold, for 3-pickup guitars

Gold, for 3-pickup guitars

Item # 1228-G


3 or more $7.04
6 or more $6.41
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


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.

Product Instructions

Right-angle Toggle Switch for 3-Pickup Guitars

A lug map of the Right-angle Toggle Switch for 3-Pickup Guitars.

Product Instructions

Metric 3-way Toggle Switch

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

Ratings & Reviews

Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch

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By Anthony E from Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 31, 2014

Excellent quality! Very resistant!


By M10 from Vienna, Austria
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 17, 2013

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...

Nice part, but....

By Bein55 from Geneseo, IL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 08, 2012

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

Its a switch.

By Dingobass from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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....

selector switch

By lefty's rule from duluth mn
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 03, 2012

good quality parts

Update to my previous review

By John V from Austin TX
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, June 17, 2012

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.

Does the job

By John V from Austin TX
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 02, 2012

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...

Great 3-Way Switch

By Gckat from columbus, oh usa
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I replaced the old, broken 3-way, toggle on my Gibson Flying V with this right angle switch. Works and sounds perfect. Very happy with it.
Comes with white and black knobs.

Does the job very well

By MUYFUE from San Antonio TX
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 09, 2012

No static when switching, fast response and a great feel. Don't forget how important it is to have a good switch. This one does not add any scratchy sounds. It was easy to wire. My only gripe...is that it'd be nice to have an option for an all black one.

Great Stewmac switch for Flying V-type guitars

By Fred Carpita from Rome, Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 26, 2012

Why buying a stewmac switch? Because they are made for heavy use.

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