Control panel space ?

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  1. psychobilly451

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    I want to put 3 pots, 2 mini switch and regular 3way selector. Any chance this will fit?
     
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    You can get all the dimensions for the components that you will be using from the supplier. Look carefully at how the lugs stick out. Then lay them out allowing for the capacitors and any other components, as well and allowing enough space for getting your soldering iron in to actually do the soldering. Remember that wires can be fairly stiff and you'll have to deal with shielding.

    Next is the ergonometric aspect - if you put things too close together can you easily turn knobs and switch switches?
     
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    Use 2 push pull pots instead of mini switches.
     
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    I think it might be too much for a tiny control plate. I might have to look at concentric pots and/or push/pull pots.
     
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    I need 1 vol 2 tone plus, on/on/on and on/on switch plus selector
     
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    This is a little hard to see, but it is a Jagstang body with three pots (two in the chrome plate, one in the pickguard, a three position toggle switch (treble horn pickguard) and two little slide switches (bass side of p/g near the pickups). One of the big problems with wiring this guitar is there are a bunch of wires running back and forth under the p/g and thru various holes in the body. The guitar in the back ground has been routed for similar wiring

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    I’m sure you could fit it if you shopped around for small parts. 9mm pots and mini toggles would fit with absolutely no problem.

    I think the issue would be that everything would be so crowded on the outside once you put knobs on that it will be a pain in the bottom to use.
     
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    Make one tone pot a concentric ring style, then normal volume pot. Two mini toggles should fit between the volume and dual tone concentric stack.

    What functions are you trying to get?

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