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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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HELP! Pickup selector buzz/cut-out and replacement question

Hi,

The instrument is an RGT42fm. I am not sure of the year!

The problem:
Gently nudge the 5 switch selector and the signal cuts in out, goes buzzy, gets raspy and distorted. If the selector is in a good position and it doesn't move around, the signal is fine.

Would replacing the selector fix this issue?

I got the part narrowed down to two:
3PS1SC5 - 5 selector switch with H-H wiring
3PS1CGAE5 - 5 selector switch for H-S-H / S-S-H wiring

I think I want the one with the H-H wiring, but how do I know for sure?

Also, is it fairly easy to replace the switch at home? How does one do it?

Thank you kindly
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 09:44 PM
 
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Re: HELP! Pickup selector buzz/cut-out and replacement question

id suggest giving the switch a thorough going over with electrical contact cleaner and see of that solves the problem before you go around rewiring it!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 02:26 AM
 
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Re: HELP! Pickup selector buzz/cut-out and replacement question

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id suggest giving the switch a thorough going over with electrical contact cleaner and see of that solves the problem before you go around rewiring it!
I suggest the same! I've seen a perfect cleaning guide at the Ibanez forum but the server is off at the moment.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 03:46 AM
 
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Re: HELP! Pickup selector buzz/cut-out and replacement question

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Also, is it fairly easy to replace the switch at home?
yes it is,
but if you have to ask it isnt.

basically you have to use a soldering iron, unsolder the wires,
remove the old switch ,
put in the new one and resolder the wires in the same place.
(or wonder why you didnt take notes where they went)

but as others have said try switch cleaner first, it might just be its got damp in the cold weather.
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