FDP Forum / Replace pick up selector switch in a 5420/ 4 messages in thread.

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Big Joe



USA

Jul 8th, 2016 09:26 AM        

I want to replace the sloppy pick up selector switch in my 5420. Can anyone advise if I can use a generic Switchcraft switch and will the stock Gretsch selector knob be used on the Switchcraft?.



Peegoo

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Jul 10th, 2016 09:11 AM        

If it's an Electromatic, chances are good the switch bat has metric threads. <br /> <br /> Switchcraft switches have SAE threads, which means the switch knob from the original switch won't work on the new switch.<br /> <br /> What I've done in situations like this is drill out the switch knob and tap it to fit the Switchcraft's bat. Gretsch E-matic switch knobs are aluminum, which is soft and dead easy to drill and tap.



Big Joe



USA

Jul 11th, 2016 06:35 PM        

I ordered a Switchcraft P/U switch from TV Jones with the Gretsch switch knob that fits the switch.



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Jul 11th, 2016 08:48 PM        

That'll work!



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