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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can a 3 way selector fit into a 5 way casing?

I'm going to be getting a 3 way lever selector for my RG471AH and was wondering if it will fit into the casing of the 5 way casing that comes with the guitar originally
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Re: Can a 3 way selector fit into a 5 way casing?

It depends on the switch in question, but there's no reason it shouldn't if you buy one roughly the same sort of design as the old one. A 5 way switch is just a 3 way with 2 extra detents. The first "5 way" switches on old stratocasters were 3 ways with matchsticks jammed in to stick them between two positions.

Things get more complicated if you've ordered a superswitch. Those are entirely different inside and are usually slightly larger as a result of the extra configuration possibilities. In most cases though, that still isn't an issue.
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Re: Can a 3 way selector fit into a 5 way casing?

OP, I'm confused....are you wanting to pull apart the original switch (3-way) and put the guts of a 5-way into it????

If so, no it wont work........the switches have nothing in common. The 5-way will screw into the body the same way as the 3-way though..........just do that.
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Re: Can a 3 way selector fit into a 5 way casing?

They look like the same lever selector switch.Same everything just again the added 2 dents, but I was just hoping that I will be able to screw it into my guitar. I was thinking that the 3 way would be smaller than the 5 way casing so I wouldnt be able to screw it in

I want to take out my 5 way switch and put a 3 way in its place.
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Re: Can a 3 way selector fit into a 5 way casing?

no problem, they just use 2 screws.

depending on the type of switches the holes might be in different places but as you are screwing into wood thats no problem.
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