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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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help finding a switch

Apologies to Matt's Music for stealing the picture, but I've been trying to find a switch like the blower switch used on Suhrs for ages. The little black dot next to the selector switch here:


Anyone know where I can get one?
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Re: help finding a switch

Might help us non-Suhr owners if we knew what that switch does. Is it a tactile switch, momentary, etc?



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Re: help finding a switch

Like I posted, on Suhr's it's a blower switch normally. Just a push button on-on (3pdt I suspect, though it may be a double pole).

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Like I posted, on Suhr's it's a blower switch normally. Just a push button on-on (3pdt I suspect, though it may be a double pole).
Like I posted--us non-Suhr owners need to know what the switch does, as "blower switch" is not a switch type. You might as well just say it's a Flux Capacitor.




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Like I posted--us non-Suhr owners need to know what the switch does, as "blower switch" is not a switch type. You might as well just say it's a Flux Capacitor.
Nope, it isn't a type, but you asked what the switch does, not for the tech spec.
And it isn't unique to Suhr, but that was a great photo to demonstrate the form of switch I'm after. I don't own a Suhr either, but I can read. Many folk here will know exactly what a "blower switch" switch is.

Anyone know where I can get a switch like that one?
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Re: help finding a switch

Why not just answer his question? -- he wants to know the function of a blower switch. It's a push-button switch that bypasses your regular 5-way switch and your tone/volume knobs, to kick in the bridge pickup only with no tone or volume control in line. That's a feature on the Suhr Guthrie Govan model and I think it's an option on some other guitars as well. Quite a few people like the idea and have been adding that feature into their wiring circuits.

From Huge Racks Inc, Ed Yoon (of Suhr) said:
The push-button Blower on the Guthrie model requires a custom mini PCB cut on CNC and it's attached to the 5-way. Not quite as easy as it seems.

and another person posted this link to find the switch:
http://www.acmeguitarworks.com/Fende...PDT_P67C10.cfm

Edit: forgot this post from John Suhr himself:
To do it the way we do you need 4PDT and as a push button it is difficult to mount. We developed a PCB that mounts to the 5 way to do this, very tricky actually. You could do it with a 3PDT like Anderson does but you wont find these as a push button and you wont find a push button easy to mount unless you are gluing things or making a custom mount like we did.

Cheers,
Bert

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Re: help finding a switch

Thanks - that Fender push-push is just what I'm after!

I don't actually want to use it as a blower, I just really like to discreet nature of that switch type as opposed to mini toggles etc.
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Re: help finding a switch

I'm not trying to bs you guys but I am actually a friends with John suhrs son so I can possibly help you but no promises....
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