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Does a 4 pole 4 way switch exist?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by jonrpick, Aug 12, 2018 at 1:05 AM.

  1. jonrpick

    jonrpick Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    Marietta, GA
    I've seen 4 pole 5 way switches. Is there a 4 way with 4 poles?
     

  2. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Haven't seen one, no. Would you be satisfied with a 5-way where, say, positions 4 & 5 do the same thing?
     

  3. mtjo62

    mtjo62 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    55
    717
    Jul 17, 2008
    StatesVegas, NC
    I've searched for a 4 way super switch and found nada. As mentioned, a rotary switch or make due with a 5 way looks to be the options.
     

  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    61
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Super switches are open, easy to see what's going on inside. Shouldn't be too difficult to make one stop at the fourth position. Probably just bending the metal contact just a bit, or maybe restrict the travel by shortening the slot (cutting your own slot) in the control plate. You could wire the first four positions, and ignore the one that will never be activated. Or as I suggested earlier, make 4 & 5 do the same thing, so worst case it does get switched at some point, at least the guitar still works.

    If you do choose a super switch for a Tele, I recommend getting the narrow one from ToneShapers. The other ones ride uncomfortably close to any shielded cavity walls...

    http://www.toneshapers.com/switch-5-way-oak-grigsby-4-pole-superswitch-narrow.html
     

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