Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Someone looking for a VLX91 is probably in it to get the massive possibilities available from a 4-pole 5-position switch, a 'Super-switch' ...
But standard 'split-5' wiring certainly is fully doable with a more commonly available switch (but might require a new switch tip if it's a USA type, like a CRL - the standard Ibanez ones have a smaller 'nub' on the lever for an 'import/metric' sized tip).
I would dare to say that doing standard split-5 IS easier to do on a 'normal' switch... but for me, I'm all over the 4-pole ones, so the VLX91 is excellent - fits in a more compact space than the Oak type (as packaged by people like Fender and All Parts).