Free-Way Pickup Switch does the work of multiple standard switches, with 2-pole, 6-position transverse toggle action to broaden your guitar's wiring options and tone possibilities. Coil-splitting, 3-pickup selection, piezo pickup activation, and humbucker/single-coil/humbucker switching are now possible while maintaining the appearance of your Gibson-style guitar.
Installation in a Les Paul
Some modification to the switch cavity is necessary to install the Freeway in most Les Paul models with the Standard control layout. The stock cover plate will however cover the modification to allow for a traditional look.
We suggest making a custom acrylic routing template for a consistent look. A small, square tip rasp will also remove the necessary wood.
Connecting: Use 15W soldering iron. Avoid prolonged heating of contacts.Avoid soldering multiple wires onto single contacts.
A note about vintage guitars: Keep in mind that modifying vintage guitars does have a negative effect on the value of the instrument. If you are considering installing this switch on your old Lester we would highly recommend keeping your instrument original!