Switch tip shootout! What's your favorite?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Marn99, Nov 27, 2020.

What's your favorite switch tip?

  1. Round Daka-ware flat top

    43 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. Round Daka-ware recessed top

    20 vote(s)
    13.6%
  3. Daka-ware top hat

    47 vote(s)
    32.0%
  4. Other

    37 vote(s)
    25.2%
  1. Wulf

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    any that dont fly off into orbit mid gig leaving me with a sharp thing poking out to rip my skin off the minute i flick the switch...i use any that fit the switch
    ive yet to see one that has a mechanical electrical or tonal advantage over any other...its just a switch tip...does what it says on the tin...a white one is useful on a black pickguard...easy to see in dark in middle of a gig...other than that...
    i can only compare
    my mate put used 7.65 browning cartridges on his tyre dustcaps...pillock
    did his car go better/faster?...no
    did he look like a tit?....yes
    did they get nicked in middle of night?...yes
    a used .22 short for a switch tip?...maybe as long as it stays on there...might look like a tit...but a tit with skin on knuckles
    Sumpoil Sid from the truck garage, Mavis Tittybottomley from the local fish n chip shop and the like Dont Care...and thats your audience if your gigging...
    Just get em dancing...even if you put a bit of tape on your switch tip
    What next...compare floral embroidery on yer undies?
     
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  2. kinkstah

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    Strat for me , too
     
  3. drmordo

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    I just got my first top hat yesterday, and I think its easier to use than the round flat top I had before. With the round switch tip, I always feel like its a bit challenging to get my fingers on it when in bridge position. The top hat sticks up a bit more and is easier to get my fingers on.

    I may switch my other Tele over the the top hat as well.
     
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  4. Billy3

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    Yup. The smaller and lighter the better. Don't want to weigh it down too much. Ha!
     
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  5. paulblackford

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    I go for the Strat tip, too.
     
  6. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    None on my T.
     
  7. tubelectron

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    When possible, I use switches (SECME brand, NOS French Army, gold-plated contacts) :

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    But it's me, OK ? :D

    -tbln.
     
  8. Wulf

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    You must hold a degree in Radar Operations to navigate it in the dark in a hot sweaty frantic gig...Looks good though...at least those are good switches too...plastic loose ones have a place...heckler in the crowd?...aim that loose switch tip and FLICK...right in his dopey flat grey coloured right eye
     
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    Top hat for me... I got a 5 pack from Aliexpress and they are a tight fit so they are not easily falling off. I've never liked the round tips.
     
  10. tubelectron

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    Oh, no : the SECME "Djet" are very easy to toggle with the tip of the finger, really nothing to do with the usual mini-switch as found everywhere (even on costy guitars).

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    -tbln.
     
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  11. Antoon

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    Excellent choice Sir! :)
     
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  12. aadvark

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    Generally, I am a big fan of 'period correct' like both classic types, top hat or barrel on a tele.
    prefer bell type on Gibsons, and, contra to my opening statement, have even changed out the 'witches hats' on my 60s es330 (keep them in the drawer though!)
    its a combination of feel and what looks 'right'!
     
  13. Wulf

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    im all for something practical that works...like you
    its just silly nit picking over plastic tops on swithches...amusing...but a bit of a joke really....
    i like your idea...its simple...can go by touch and nothing to fly off leaving a blade switch poking out like a Merovingian Seax waiting to gouge a lump out of you...kind of distracts you a bit from your performance
    all that pain...and blood...and the more you try to avoid slicing yourself...the more you do it...i gig with hofners and fender jags.amongst other guitars..managed to put both in silent mode mid song
    and unless you change out everything ...no sharp switches on either of them...or flying bits
     
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    Generally, I am a big fan of 'period correct' like both classic types, top hat or barrel on a tele.

    as for tone and volume knobs:
    period correct style.
    prefer bell type on Gibsons, and, contra to my opening statement, have even changed out the 'witches hats' on my 60s es330 (keep them in the drawer though!)
    its a combination of feel and what looks 'right'!
     
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  16. RavageTheEarth

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    I love the vintage top hats. I do I do I doo ooooooh
     
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    Wrong. Heavier increases sustain.
     
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  18. Wulf

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    dont you find the brass coloured ones just take off that bit of treble and add a bit more warmth
    like having a necktop woodnut
     
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    Titanium with set screw, finished with 24k gold.... Like to keep it simple.
     
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    i like that idea...nice big lump you can see and move during the chaos of a good gig...no sharp edges to seperate you from your skin and blood...hmmm...good one!!!
     
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