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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / looking to replace fender import box 3 way switch

jokerman115

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scott cacciamani
Nov 30th, 2018 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi, I'm looking to replace the fender import 3 way box style switch on my telecaster. I want to replace it with a mini toggle switch that has a long actuator that i like. I just don't know what type of switch to order. SPDT. DPDT on/on/on, on/off/on or some other type. If someone could help i'd be great full. thanks

Hammond101
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Nov 30th, 2018 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

IMO a toggle will not do the Tele thing well. You would need two toggles to have neck/bridge and each pickup alone.



Te 52

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Nov 30th, 2018 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

"...You would need two toggles to have neck/bridge and each pickup alone..."

Not so.

Any Les Paul style toggle switch will work, although they are not as reliable as lever switches.

There are also ON-ON-ON mini toggles that will do the standard three pickup combinations. Example at link. Click on the "Internal Connections" detail to see how it works.

3-way mini toggle

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 05:58 PM, Nov 30th, 2018)

Hammond101
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Nov 30th, 2018 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Duh, my head is not in a good place today.

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Nov 30th, 2018 07:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mojo, Hammond101.



jokerman115

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scott cacciamani
Dec 5th, 2018 02:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

thanks guys' i should have described my guitar setup, sorry. Two Humbucker's both with split coils. Te 52, thanks for the link. so a dp on/on/on
seems the one.
scott

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