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Oak Grigsby Super Switch

Oak Grigsby Super Switch

Oak Grigsby Super Switch

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Oak Grigsby Super Switch

About This Item

Custom wirings, new sounds! Wire guitars in imaginative new ways with this special 4-pole, 5-way lever switch.

It has six lugs per pole, for virtually limitless pickup and coil selection options. Black and white knobs, screws and instructions included.

Specifications
Body cavity depth required 1-3/8" (34.93mm)
Mounting screw spacing 1-5/8" (41.28mm)
Lever stem .050" x .190" (1.27mm x 4.82mm)
Pickguard slot required 1/16" x 1-1/16" (1.59mm x 26.99mm) (for the lever)



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Super Switch: Installation and Wiring

Installation and wiring instructions for the Super Switch.

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5.0

Most versatile Telecaster switch ever!

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I love this switch! It's not difficult to wire up and install if you have some soldering experience. Make sure you orient the switch the right way. If it doesn't seem to fit, you may have it turned around. I also recommend you consider swapping your volume pot to one that is 500k if the one you have is 250k. (Most tele volume pots are 250k) I say this because I installed the switch and it worked great and sounded great, but the settings for N&B in series and N&B parallel, out of phase, were a bit quieter/weaker than the other settings, which is to be expected in terms of output. But when I recently upgraded the pots in my Tele, I elected to put a 500k in the volume position, and it's much more balanced and loud through every switch position now. If you're not sure you can install it yourself, just take it to your friendly, neighborhood guitar tech! Either way, you'll love all the different tones you can get with this switch!

4.0

5 switch position for my Tele

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Verified Buyer


Installed the switch yesterday, you'd better be good with a soldering iron or have it done by someone who is. Sounds really good, looking forward to jamming tonight with my band.

2.0

nice but fragile

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Verified Buyer


I went through two of these switches recently, third time was the charm.
First time the switch selector was loose so i had to either press it down to work for less than 30 seconds,
Second time it was the position 3-5 not working for whatever reason.
Third time it finally worked perfectly, so far i like it.

If it weren't for it being so fragile and breaking for some reason i'd love it, but i'd rather for something else that is same same but different.

and eventually settled on the Fender super switch. The oak grisby is incredibly fragile, and even slightly overheating the solder lugs will mess it up. Also the solder lugs should be bent the other way, because the ones at the ends are in the way of the mounting screws, and the supplied mounting screws are long enough that they'll touch the lugs and short it out. You can bend the lugs out of the way, but again it's very fragile and easily breaks. The Fender super switch has none of these issues.

3.0

Long screws messed me up

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Verified Buyer


I got it figured out, but now my switch is a little shotty from bending the tabs around so much to try and get it to not ground out on the way to long mounting screws that it comes with... and the hardware store doesn't carry shorter ones. So in the end what would have taken me a couple hours, took me about 6. Because I re-soldered everything a bunch of times before I realized it was grounding out on the screws

5.0

Totally lives up to its name

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Verified Buyer


I've never been one to use a rotary switch onstage. So to my surprise I found this switch, which is like a rotary but on an easily operated lever. I have equipped hundreds of my guitars with this switch, then I wrote a PCB for the Schaller switch, and then I decided to change things again so I'm totally happily back to this Super Switch. Incredibly versatile (your imagination is the limit) and truth be told, out of 200 I've had issues with maybe 1. SOLDERING TIP: put the switch upside-down so that the lughs hang/point down. IF solder decides to flow, it flows harmlessly onto the work bench. Another one in the collection of "Thank You StewMac!" signed Teye

3.0

Awesome idea, poor builds

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Verified Buyer


All 3 of these I have received now have had issues with the switch going past the last point of contact. They are super versatile and awesome, but if I am using a pre-cut pickguard, I can't really remedy the issue.

3.0

some issues

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Verified Buyer


The switch is cool and definitely useable BUT

For whatever reason the screws that were supplied are stupidly long (maybe to wire a les paul or something). On a strat (where I assume this would be most commonly installed), they end up actually hitting the contacts. It took me about 4 hours to figure out why everything worked when I had it apart but when I put it back together it wouldn't work. I ended up frying one switch and one pot taking everything apart.

The instructions are pretty inadequate and there's not a wealth of information online. Certainly a challenge for someone not very experienced.

Supply shorter screws and really good instructions with a lot of wiring diagrams and a better explanation of how it works and it would be 5 stars.

5.0

A Great Mod

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Verified Buyer


I've performed this mod on three Tele's now and really love the results. The "humbucker" position is my favorite. One of the installations was in a Squire Thin Line and I had no problems. I use a hot (250-300 C) iron to solder the tabs so I can "get in and out quick. That way I don't overheat the tabs. I also swear by Alpha Metals solder. I don't have a problem with the thickness and it works much better than the thin type solder usually recommended (and I do a LOT of guitar soldering). The thin stuff (Kester) does work well when soldering humbucker covers back on. I also really recommend NOT using cloth push-back wiring. It's too unwieldy for this fine wiring project. A good 22g stranded vinyl covered wire works best for me. And I do recommend following the advice in the video and wire the switch first. I put mine in a nut vice. Rock on with your bad self!

2.0

Very fragile

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Verified Buyer


I went through two of these switches and eventually settled on the Fender super switch. The oak grisby is incredibly fragile, and even slightly overheating the solder lugs will mess it up. Also the solder lugs should be bent the other way, because the ones at the ends are in the way of the mounting screws, and the supplied mounting screws are long enough that they'll touch the lugs and short it out. You can bend the lugs out of the way, but again it's very fragile and easily breaks. The Fender super switch has none of these issues.

Response from StewMac


Hi Peter,

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us, we genuinely appreciate that. We are sorry to hear about the issues you have experienced with the Oak Grigsby Super Switch. We would be more than happy to replace that for you or to issue a refund instead. Just send us an email at service@stewmac.com, or contact us through our website, and we will take care of this for you immediately. Thanks again for sharing this feedback.

5.0

Nice mod

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Verified Buyer


Wish a prewired version was available. I have made thousands of solders. pre cut to length all your jumpers, then solder. make sure you wire the guitar leads to the correct end. I installed in a squier tele, it bottoms out in the squier. Pre fit to cover and body first. Some relief maybe needed in cavity. Good Mod.

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