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Telecaster selector switch tip replacement...Metal with adjustable screw

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Lef T, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Holic

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    I'm looking for a replacement for the black plastic tip on my Tele.
    I remember reading about a chrome or metal replacement tip that also had a screw to tighten it onto shaft.
    I've done a search,but can't find it now.
     
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  2. BBQedIguana

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  3. KW1977

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    Check out Forney Custom on Reverb. I have them on all my Teles.
     
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    Thank you.
    I'll check out Forney also.
     
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    Rutters FTW!
     
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  7. Lef T

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    I think that's who I'll order from.
    Now I just have to decide which one I want.
     
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    Another Rutters fan.
     
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    Love it. I’m curious to know if that would be too fat to work on a 4-way?
     
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    I have this one on my Telecaster, and I'm sure it will outlast everyone here on the forum. Marc Rutters makes really nice hardware.
     
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  11. CJM3309

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    I actually have a brass one from Forney, who I found on Reverb, being delivered today for my esquire. I can chime in later once it has artived. It looked to be nice quality, so Im sure between Rutters and possibly Forney you would be set. It was like $12 shipped and they had an array of colors.
     
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    The Rutters is heavy and very nice. I also have a Forney set with matching knobs. They both work. My strat has a plastic one from a company I don't remember. Spend an hour on Google and you'll have more selections than you'll ever possibly need. (Unless you're that guy with 6 dozen guitars in his basement.)
    :D
     
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  13. Telecentric

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    Works fine on my 5 way
     
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    Jim_in_PA Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I appreciate this thread...I've been wanting to find metal switch tips to coordinate with the volume and tone knobs. The traditional black plastic ones just don't excite my anal self.
     
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    Thanks for this thread, it came along at the right time. My Broadcaster tip broke internally almost immediately and I have a CS that I bought used without a tab and none of the normal parts seem to fit...
     
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  18. moosie

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    A five way Strat switch is essentially a three way, with a couple extra detents. It has the total swing of a three way. The four way swings further.
     
  19. Telecentric

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    Well it's an Oak Grigsby super switch in a Tele, not a standard fender strat 5 way, but you may still be correct.
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I have a bunch of switches on hand. And calipers :).

    The slot length on CRL 5-way Strat and CRL 3-way Tele: identical, at .979".

    O-G Super Switch: 1.00" exactly. Doesn't matter which flavor it is - ToneShapers, Stewmac's very wide one, two-pole (half super), or even the new Discrete 5-way. They're all the same.

    O-G 4-way: 1.19".

    The new O-G 6-way is the longest slot, at 1.26".


    The longer the slot, the further the switch handle leans in the end positions. More lean means a wide tip may bump into the plate, restricting full rotation.
     
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