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LS 320 replacement switch query

 
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Rebar
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:40 pm    Post subject: LS 320 replacement switch query Reply with quote

Hi,

I need to replace the pickup selector switch on my 1999 LS 320.

If anyone could offer me some advice on the best make/model to go for, I would be very grateful.

Cheers

Tony
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luis
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Rebar, you can use teh regular japanese made for sale in several guitarshops as Philadelphia Luthiers or Ebay. It is the same used by Tokai.

http://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/electronics/switches/3-way-switch-with-black-knob/


Hope it helps,
Luis.
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Paladin2019
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the 320's use switchcraft switches?

A picture of your current one would help.

What exactly is the problem? Is something actually broken, is the switching intermittent? You may be able to solve this without replacing anything.
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luis
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they don't Palladin, they use regular switches. I had to replace the one on my 2003 LS320, the only thing I have changed (and the pickups now with Wolfetone Mean-Meaner set) because it sounds so fantastic stock (and I change parts if I do feel the guitar sound better).
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Rebar
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The switch is intermittent. Its ok in the neck position. In the middle position I usually only have only the neck pickup and for the bridge pickup, the volume is significantly lower (and thinner - like a single coil) than it should be. Occasionally, everything works as it should (if I jiggle it around perpendicular to its normal direction of travel). However, there seems to be too much movement perpendicular to its normal travel direction and I was just thinking of replacing it altogether to sort the problem out once and for all.

As I am unfamiliar with switches, I wanted to order the best quality replacement available. From reading around, it sounds like Switchcraft are the best?

I will need to go back and take a few photos, but the threaded cylinder does not protrude beyond the nut holding the switch in place, if that may help.

If anyone can forward a model number or direct me to a supplier, I would be very grateful.

Many Thanks

Tony
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