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Megaswitch P-Model

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For two humbuckers. This 5-way lever-action switch duplicates the combinations of Paul Reed Smith's rotary control.

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Megaswitch P-Model
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3530 Megaswitch P-Model Yes
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Designed for guitarists, the Megaswitch features heavy-duty die-cast construction, noise-free contacts, and the best "feel" of all our lever-action switches.

P-Model Megaswitch is for two humbucking pickups. This 5-way lever-action switch duplicates the combinations of Paul Reed Smith's rotary control.

1 Bridge pickup
2 Inner pickup coils, parallel
3 Outer coils, series
4 Outer coils, parallel
5 Neck pickup

Includes: Chrome screws, wiring diagram, black and white plastic knobs.

Body cavity depth: 1-3/8" (34.925mm)
Screw spacing: 1-5/8" (41.275mm)
Lever slot: 1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.588 x 26.988mm)

Replacement black and white plastic knobs are available.

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Megaswitch P-Model
Megaswitch P-Model
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5 7-30-2013
Great customer service!

I'm very familiar with Megaswitches but never installed this model. Much to my surprise the switch was not working properly. Positions 1 and 5 were never working independantly and the switch scratched and popped. The customer service at Stew Mac is really great. They sent out a new switch and it works perfectly!!! I love these switches. REALLY high quality components. Not at all bitter about getting one bad one when they've been pretty reliable up to this point. Never fear, buy one today!

Chris Thomas  Elizabeth, PA Read my reviews (19)
5 4-20-2013
Megaswitch P Model

Excellent quality switch. With the included instructions, it was a snap to install, and worked perfectly. I can see this product lasting many years.

Joe Gallion  Sumner, Illinois
5 11-07-2012
P Switch

Great switch! Came with a wiring diagram so it was even better. It is a bit on the bigger side so make sure you have ample room to properly install it. Other than that, it's a very high quality switch.

Goldman Guitars  Oregon
5 8-12-2012
Yes! Very pleased customer

I was very pleased with Stewie/Mac for having the parts I needed (primarily the switch!) for my ESP (with 2 Duncan designed humbuckers), but they have a great reputation as it is, so I guess that was kinda a given. All the same I am very happy with my new pickup switch and the new volume pot... Lord knows, I put both through the ringer in my playing with my guitar...

onevoiceinc  N. Charleston, SC
5 11-15-2011
Brilliant product!

Awesome switch! Very easy to install, comes with Stewmac's wiring guidelines. I put it into my Ibanez RGA121 and I'm extremly happy with that especially 2nd and 4th position. Switch itself seems to be bulletproof so I believe it will last while longer than other stuff you can get. I'm getting another one for my second axe now :) Thank you Stewmac!

Mich  Dublin, Ireland Read my reviews (2)
5 10-19-2011
Exactly what you'd expect

Quality hardware. Easy to work with. Great price. Quick shipping. I put it in a severely modified Ibanez RG7321 and it is fantastic. Nice and smooth.

SKG Studios  Smiths, AL
5 10-17-2011
Really good switch

Feels and looks solid. The instructions are very easy to follow. I used one for a custom project with coil tapping (see pic). I had to slightly file the (tele style) cover plate slot for it to fit through.

Billy  UK Read my reviews (3)
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5 8-31-2011
Adds some tone-options

The switch is well-made and I like the feel of switching to each position. I makes a solid "click" to each position for reliable pickup changes on stage.

There can be a huge volume-difference going from series to parallel positions depending on the pickups you are using. In some cases, I've actually gone back to a 3-way switch.

This is not the fault of the switch, but rather the choice of pickups so you just need to decide if the wiring is right for you.

Middleton Guitars  Southern California Read my reviews (51)
4 4-29-2011
Excellent but...

I installed this into a double humbucker telecaster for a custom build last night and I was quite displeased when the control plate would not align right, and was pulling to the side. Due to the pc board's rectangular nature and it being off center to the switch, it hits the wall on the round of the control area and needs to swing into the center point of the round. Now I'll have to rout out part of the control area and hope I don't butcher it's appearance or scratch the finish (the finish has already been put on).
The switch has otherwise smooth action and would otherwise receive 5 stars, but I'm a bit disappointed that the designers of this switch did not take into account the layout within a control plate, or make it round like the vintage switches. On a Strat I'm sure this is not an issue as there is clearance around the switch, but for Tele's where the control plate dictates it's position, it is an issue and may require moving your screw holes or worsecase routing.

spook777  San Diego
5 9-13-2010
Solid and reliable

I've been using these switches for some time now, including one I've had in my main guitar for four years now. Sounds great and no noise, though I did have some issues a while ago. It started cutting out in a couple of positions. There is a screw that holds the body of the switch together and it had come loose, making the connections less secure. Tightened it back up and all is well. Just a little maintenance tip in case you get one.

Chellee Guitars  Orange City, FL Read my reviews (6)
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