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Strat switch tip on my Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by spayne99, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. spayne99

    spayne99 Tele-Holic

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    I picked up this 60th Anniversary Tele on Reverb and it came with a Strat switch tip. At first I was put off by it, but it’s really growing on me! I even went back to it after putting a proper barrel tip on it.

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  2. smoothrecluse

    smoothrecluse Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    It solves the issue some people have of the switch being hard to flip when it’s in the bridge position next to the volume knob... but to me it just seems a little wrong. I’ll probably change my mind in the next week and put them on my teles though.
     
  3. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Friend of Leo's

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    That actually looks pretty nice!
     
  4. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    Yep....that's how I roll with my Tele..same color. too.
     
  5. Macatowa

    Macatowa TDPRI Member

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    I replaced a bad switch on my 72 thinline with a Ernie Ball and then realized after wiring in it was a strat three way and a tele knob doesn't fit. Next i realized i installed it backwards so down is up and visa versa, but i like it and being a neck player, for the most part it stays away from my pinky finger. Anyone else have that problem on a strat with your pinky flipping it from #1 position to # 2? I hate that about the strat!
     
  6. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    I’m a strat tip convert. My fingers bump the switch with a barrel or top hat, even with the switch lever bent away from me. I tried a strat tip, wasn’t crazy about the look, but realized it worked better for me, so that’s what I stuck with.
     
  7. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Never even thought about a strat tip. Can’t do the top hat things though. Just switched one on an affinity yesterday.
    2 tips delivered in 1 day for 8$
    Sometimes I love Amazon.
     
  8. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Big fan here

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  9. SPUDCASTER

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    [email protected] got me started on the Strat tip a few years back.

    I have barrel and top hat on other Tele's too. Probably won't switch to the Strat tip exclusively.

    But, it does work just fine. And I don't have a problem with the look.
     
  10. vanr

    vanr Tele-Afflicted

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    All 3 of my Teles have Strat tips on them. Can't stand anything else.
     
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