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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
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Switch for S540

Hey guys.
I got my 1990 S540 LTD in Desert Yellow about a month ago now, and the switch on it from the start hasn't been co-operative. At first I couldn't even get any sound out of it, but I cleaned the switch out and got the bridge pickup to work. The single and neck pickups still didn't work. So I never really tried them until this past week, they work, but the switch is still pretty sketchy, cause they still don't work all the time. So I'm going to replace it with a 3 way switch and only use 2 humbuckers. I wanted a 3 way in one of my 2 S540's anyway. I've heard that a standard Telecaster switch will fit in an S, but I wanted to make sure before ordering. So, will it fit? And is there any difference between brands?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 06:31 AM
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Re: Switch for S540

I actually dissasembled the switch to access the internals.. Cleaed the contacts and it worked perfectly ever since...89 S540 DY LTD
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-25-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Switch for S540

Well I'm still looking to install a 3 way instead.
Just wondering what one will fit.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Switch for S540

Does anyone else have some input on this?
I'd like to get it before my new pickups come in.
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