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A friend dropped off an RGA121 for me to refret and do some general fixing. The pickup switch is really mangled, loose, and crackly so I'm thinking it needs to be replaced. However I have read in the past that Ibanez 5-way switches are not the standard kind, which is how they achieve this functionality:

1-neck series
2-neck parallel
3-neck in series, bridge in series, pickups in parallel
4-1 coil from each pickup in parallel
5-bridge series
(I can't post an image or link to the pickup switch functionality for some reason)

So I'm wondering, where can I get a replacement switch? And if possible, are there any switch options out there that are more mechanically durable than the stock switch? It reminds me of the type that would come in a MIM fender or a squier, not like a mechanical CRL or Switchcraft switch which I prefer to use.
 

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Looks like the Stew-Mac Oak-Grigsby super switch will fit. I found a wiring diagram for it on youtube as well (can't post links?) so I'm going to go with that. Thanks for the help!
The mounting hole centres won't match, they're not metric. I did mention this earlier.
I don't think that's true. I just double checked my measurement, the mounting holes centers are exactly 1 5/8" apart, which is exactly what Stew Mac says the switch is. I ordered it so we'll see when it arrives.
 

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I wired this up over the weekend using the Stew-Mac superswitch. Lots of connections on the switch! But it works well and now the guitar has a much better switching feel IMO.




Wiring Diagram I came up with (switch needs to be turned 180 degrees in the guitar fyi)
 
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