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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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dirty 5 way switch

My Universe's 5 way is acting funny. I switch positions and the gain on my amp drops a ton...but when I tap the switch to the side it goes back to normal. Dirty? Can I use contact cleaner? Thanks.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 06:39 AM
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VLX overkill-switch or YM-50?

in the 2nd case, just open the switch by removing those 2 little screws and then sliding away the metal plate, and get all the dirt out with a damp toothbrush.
Works for me.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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99 Universe. Which switch would that be? Thanks.

edit: looks like a VLX53, can these be cleaned?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2004, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Took apart the VLX53 and cleaned it. Pretty simple, just had to pop a bearing back in but that was about it.
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