Schaller Megaswitches Question

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  1. Syddd

    Syddd TDPRI Member

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    Hello All,

    I am contemplating getting a Schaller Megaswitch to set up Nashville Tele wiring for a guitar.

    My issue with the standard 4-pole superswitches, besides being bulky, is that the action on them doesn't feel as tight and snap into position like the standard 5-way blade switch does.

    So my question is - does the action of a Schaller megaswitch feel as good as the standard 5-way blade switch?
     
  2. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    It depends. I have been a fan of the mega switches until the last 2. They are Ms and they don't have as solid detent feel as a regular to me. They also both crackle when I switching when switching as well. Never had either problem before.

    Eric
     
  3. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I have a Schaller super mega that I got directly from the maker by request. It's got two wafers, and 48 terminal pads. Like having a pair of super switches ganged up. Talk about bulky... I've never used it - the project I had it for never came about, so it sits in the drawer. I just pulled it out and checked... the action doesn't feel as crisp to me as does a O-G or CRL. I dunno, maybe it is, but there's a small rattle that goes with it, makes it seem loose-ish. Whatever. Definitely not an improvement over the O-G or CRL, IMO.

    The regular super switches can be bulky in a Tele. Depends which you get. The ones I got from StewMac are the worst. They're all O-G, pretty sure, but special runs for different sellers. S-Ms are very spread out. Easy to solder, hell to fit. The hands-down best is the narrow O-G superswitch sold only by Toneshapers.com. Fits perfectly in a Tele cavity, with room to spare, even with foil shielding on the walls.
     
  4. Syddd

    Syddd TDPRI Member

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    I'm looking at a Megaswitch E, have you had any experience with them?
     
  5. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    I have the E switch and it has a really solid, positive action.
     
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  6. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Yes, I have used them and beek very pleased with them.

    Eric
     
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    PinewoodRo Tele-Afflicted

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    I've used and 'E' and a 'S' Megaswitch both with great success, solid feel and reliable.
     
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  8. Syddd

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    Thanks guys.
     
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