Gretsch Switchcraft toggle PU selector switch question

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by captainmur, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:27 AM.

  1. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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    Hi folks,
    first of all, sorry for the noob question ;)
    Which Switchcraft modell is actually this thing : "922-1005-000 Genuine Gretsch Guitar Switchcraft Toggle Pickup Selector Switch" ?
    https://www.guitarpartsfactory.us/9...chcraft-USA-Pickup-Selector-Switch-9221005000
    Is it a long (tall) version of Switchcraft toggle switch ? Or a short one ?
    https://www.stewmac.com/electronics/components-and-parts/switches/switchcraft-toggle-switches.html
    Or is it some other item, made by Switchcraft especially for Gretsch ProLines?
    Thanks a lot for the info.
     
  2. tartanphantom

    tartanphantom Friend of Fred

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    It's the (Switchcraft-made) Gretsch version of the standard Switchcraft short switch. The long version usually won't work on a Gretsch due to the shorter nut threads-- It often won't reach all the way though the top.

    The only real difference between the Gretsch version and the standard Switchcraft short version is is the location of the output lugs-- Gretsch has all lugs (except the ground lug) on the same side, and the Switchcraft has one pair on the opposite side. They'll still wire up and perform the same function. On the Gretsch switch, the two inner lugs are usually used as the switch output and are wired together.
     
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  3. captainmur

    captainmur Electromatic

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    tartanphantom
    Thank you so much. It's really irrefragable answer !
     
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