Free-Way Pickup Switch

Free-Way Pickup Switch

Free-Way Pickup Switch Nickel

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Item # 0055
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Free-Way Pickup Switch Gold

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Item # 0055-G
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Free-Way Pickup Switch

About This Item

Now fits a Gibson® Les Paul® switch cavity without routing! This is an upgrade of the unique switch originally installed in the Jimmy Page Les Paul® Custom.

6-way guitar gearshift! It does the work of multiple standard switches: 2-pole, 6-position transverse toggle action broadens wiring options and tone possibilities. Great for coil-splitting, 3-pickup selection, piezo pickup activation, and humbucker / single-coil / humbucker switching.

Featuring
No-rout installation
Compact size can be used in most guitars
More wiring configurations
Improved switching feel
Space-saving gold-plated solder pad connections

Includes
Mounting nut with flat washer
Cream, black, and amber knobs

Dimensions 61/64" x 1-17/64" (24.13mm x 32.05mm)
Threaded portion 13/32" (10.39mm)
Threads M12 x 1.0
Required mounting hole diameter 1/2" (12.70mm)
Required body cavity depth 3/8" (9.52mm)


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Free-Way Switch Instructions

Installation and wiring diagrams

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 0055
    • 0.0420 lbs. (0.02 kg)
    • 0055-G
    • 0.0420 lbs. (0.02 kg)

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5.0

original freeway replacement

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Verified Buyer


This replaced an original 3-02 switch. The design is upgraded and easy to solder. Diagrams are fairly easy to find online

4.0

If you can wire it, you'll never take it out!

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Verified Buyer


Pros: Gives you up to 6 switching configurations in one simple switch; Becomes second nature to switch to your custom wiring; No color added to your tone
Cons: Contacts must be soldered with care; Switch cap doesn't lock onto the shaft

If you need custom wiring in one simple switch, look no further! Take care in soldering the points and you'll have a Swiss Army Knife of tone with as little as one pickup.

5.0

Absolutely great!

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Verified Buyer


Solid hardware...easy to work with...saved (and improved) my SG-3!

4.0

Great problem solver

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Verified Buyer


Wired this up with 2 P-90s for six distinct sounds. Reasonably solid switch action.

4.0

Nice for what it does

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Verified Buyer


I really only needed a 3-way, but it needed to be shallow due to my guitar body depth, so I opted for this. Not really effective for a 3 way because it swivels all over the place. Holes are very small for soldering as well. I wish Stew-Mac made a shallow 3-way in this same format, but will easier lugs.

5.0

Great alternate to push-pull for split coil!

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Verified Buyer


I was nervous about this at first, as I've only used push-pull pots for split-coil toggling, but it works amazing and matches my LP perfectly. Switching between positions is tight yet smooth, this feels like good quality hardware that will last.

5.0

Great option

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Verified Buyer


This has really expanded the switching / tonal options on my 3 humbucker Les Paul.

5.0

Free-Way pickup Switch

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Verified Buyer


This is an excellent switch. I bought 4 Switches from Stewmac, I use them with my DiMarzio Tone Zone and Evolution. I have 3 x Japanese Charvels each now with a different set of 6 pickup configurations. Each still has the primary 3 configurations, being Full Humbucker Neck, Middle H+H, and Humbucker Bridge. But the other positions on the guitars have Single coil split inside coils or outside coils or out of phase, or series single coils, etc. Check out the schematics on the Free-way web site too. The last guiatr I have is a Charvel DS3, which again now has this switch with a Dimarzio Norton (B) and PAF Pro (N). Again very very good!

5.0

Excellent switch!!

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Verified Buyer


A tad hard to solder but once it's done, what a fantastic switch with the perfect combination of sound for me.

5.0

Pricey, but worth it

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Verified Buyer


This switch offers a LOT of options, and the diagrams from the manufacturer are excellent. This is the second one of these that I've bought and the new form factor is definitely more robust than the previous version. Wire as much as you can before actually installing the switch into the cavity, as the pads are very close together.

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