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Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Peter Rabbit, Mar 28, 2017.
Pretty self-explanatory. I can find some barrel tips, but no top hat style, like this:
Never seen a chrome switch tip. Since they are usually plastic, and a friction-fit to the switch lever, if you do find a chrome plated metal version it seems like it may need some kind of set screw to hold it onto the switch lever.
It is possible to chrome plastic parts.
Not exactly a Tophat, but it's close.
Thanks for the replies, kids! I wouldn't mind silvered or chromed plastic top hat tips at all. In fact, plastic would be preferable. Cheaper, by a whole lot.
Alamo, those chroming kits are 500 to 2000 buckaroos! wow
I had not researched the price -- but hey, there's chrome in them hills.
how about making 10.000 of 'em and make a profit?
I am glad to see that I am not the only one who doesn't like these things...
not the same but chrome
ore these on the same site
I once was leant a vintage Schecter Tele from a workmate and accidentally broke/ lost (?) the top hat switch. Spent all weekend looking for a black one and found one easily. Told him the truth on Monday and he was cool about it.
Just one of my dumb stories.
My question is- why do you want one? I favour the vintage style JMHO.
Thanks guys! I can't believe that no-one on Earth makes/sell this part. I mean, you can get full Strat chromed plastic everything - pup covers, knobs, switch tips, all of it. Same for Gibson stuff.
I'm not a petulant child, but I want what I want, because I like it. But still no luck. Gonna keep looking.
search the TDPRI! http://www.tdpri.com/threads/make-a-chrome-switch-tip-knob-easy.372912/
That's not a top hat switch tip.
PlastiKote 615 Chrome Bumper Paint
Krylon K01010A Premium Metalic Original Chrome 8 Ounce
I made some out of chrome inner tube caps. I melted plastic into the cap and pressed the switch blade in while warm. They work great and I picked mine up last time I was at the tire shop for free from the tire dude.
Wasn't there a member here who made all his own parts for his Tele's? Even the switch tips? John Rutter? Probably not cheap, but if you really want one.......?
@BopT Do the inner tube caps look top hat shaped?
@Mike SS rutters only does barrel style.
Looks like I'll have to use some 600 grit paper and silver model car paint. Enamel seems the most long-wearing paint.
O.K., another DIY experience! yay
Try nail polish.
Dirt cheap, and you'll have a million shiny silvery colors to choose from.
Plus, when you see any wear, instead of doing your nails, just do your SWITCH!