Right-angle Metric Toggle Switch

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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.


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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Excellent quality! Very resistant!



(Customer's Reviews)

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....

(Customer's Reviews)

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

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