Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Need some help with a 3-Way Strat Switch
Good deal - good to go.
As for the stiffness, that for one thing is the newness of the switch. That, and it has to travel a lot further to get to the next notch, so it's 'different' in feel.
However, just working it in will help.
One other thing that might make a small difference is a spritz of contact-cleaner on the contact points at the back/inside of the switch - they may be resisting the levering action a tad. Try a touch and see. You probably won't notice much or any difference from that, though.
Is the lever binding in the slot at all?
There is a more drastic way to loosen it up, but I can't really recommend it - but let me know if a spritz of cleaner doesn't help, and perhaps you'll choose to dig a bit deeper (bit 'o' bending... =])