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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Tele switch tips; What's your preference? Why?

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avsalesman

Australia

The radio makes hideous sounds-Dylan
Mar 15th, 2018 08:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Barrell?,
Top Hat?,
Re purposed Strat type?,
Prefer none?,
Other?,

Peegoo
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Lassoing

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Mar 16th, 2018 05:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Anything but the top hat style.

Why? They stick out too far.

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I say stuff
Mar 16th, 2018 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

Any, really, but I like the barrel best. I'm not very picky with switch tips.



Saracen
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Mar 16th, 2018 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the Rutters steel switch tip.

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Mar 16th, 2018 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

Barrell

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 16th, 2018 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Strat. Feels better to me. Less clunky.

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Malcolm
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Mar 18th, 2018 07:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

Top Hat
Not saying it will stay tho'

Pinetree
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Mar 18th, 2018 09:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

I twist the metal switch tip to keep my top hats on.



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Mar 19th, 2018 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

Strat tip.

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Mar 19th, 2018 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Peegoo
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Mar 19th, 2018 10:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a Tele switch tip:

Pull the plug and remove the guitar so your roadie can hang the new one on your shoulder.

Since the plug is already in your hand, all you have to do is plug it in, and the cable will be properly looped over the strap pin to prevent it being accidentally unplugged.

Cheers,

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Cal-Woody

USA/California

Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Mar 19th, 2018 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have used crimping pliers to crease the switch tip to keep the switch tip firmly attached to the shaft. I just lightly crimp the tip end and it still installs correctly with no slop or movement, and can be easily serviced.

RicOkc

Nicoma Park, OK.

"Let the music do the talking"
May 22nd, 2018 11:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

Put a piece of masking tape over the shaft and press on the tip.

stinger22

USA

May 24th, 2018 07:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Top Hat but as with my Strat switches they are bent downwards about 30 degrees.


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May 25th, 2018 08:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've been doing that bent-tang thing for a long time. Makes it easy to hook the tip of the pinky on it and get it away from the volume knob.

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May 25th, 2018 10:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I’ll pick “other” but really no preference. I put one of these on my TA tele. Different look - works great.

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(This message was last edited by Sharkie at 12:49 PM, May 25th, 2018)

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May 25th, 2018 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

$40? Yikes! That's the cost of a good pickup.

But if it works for you, that is all that matters, and I can go pound sand.

Sharkie
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North ON, Canada

May 27th, 2018 05:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

Lots of dough yes. I figured since it was handmade brass and the guitar is a one of a kind; I’d splurge.

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May 27th, 2018 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's a great idea if you don't want to bend the switch.

I have a Reverend that has a Tele-style control plate. It came with a pretty rinkydink import Tele switch (plastic body). I went to install a 3-way CRL, and it didn't fit! The korina body was too shallow for the depth of the switch.

So I got a blank Tele plate, drilled three holes in it, and swapped it out. I used a Switchcraft Les Paul switch that flips up and down at a 45-degree angle. It works really well. I find it odd that more makers don't use this type of switch on their Tele clones.

Sharkie
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May 27th, 2018 11:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

^^ perhaps they want you to buy their switch as opposed to substituting a generic part.

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