Re: 5-way switch trouble.
I don't care what you guys claim, this stuff is not easy, I'm not gonna get it right the first time. I'm more interested in playing, not spending countless hours learning to be a tech. I looked at different diagrams, and they all look different, and I don't even know which one is correct. And none of them even explain what that transformer looking thing on the tone pot is. Thanks for your help, but I'm taking it in.
Every time I try to mess with stuff, I just make it worse and it ends up costing me more to pay someone to fix the screwups, on top of the original fixes needed. One example: I decided on the fine idea of changing the differential fluid on my Firebird myself, instead of just paying the $50. I unknowingly ended up doing a piss poor job of applying the gasket, and the fluid leaked out. Well due to the fluid leaking out, one day the gears broke due to lack of lubrication. My supposed saving of $40 ended up costing me $400, after having to pay for towing, a new differential, van rental to get the part, and paying someone to swap it out. There have been countless other incidents where my quest to be a cheapskate ended costing me more money, but you get the picture. With my luck I'll just end up breaking the truss rod trying to do a switch replacement.
Last edited by Randy G; 01-31-2012 at 03:45 AM.