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does anyone know where i can get a gibson style switch that's not a 3 way but like a 5 way or maybe a 6 or a 7 way switch. it looks almost exactly like a traditional lp or sg style 3 way but its different. i think its featured on old lp black beautys. anyone know what im talking about? if so, where can i get them and what are they called?
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Toggle switch?
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they sell toggle switches at the source or radio shack if your american
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does anyone know where i can get a gibson style switch that's not a 3 way but like a 5 way or maybe a 6 or a 7 way switch.
6 or 7 way pickup switches don't exist. Not even in a strat style blade/lever. If you want more than 5 you have to do rotary. In an LP style toggle the max is 3 positions.

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it looks almost exactly like a traditional lp or sg style 3 way but its different. i think its featured on old lp black beautys. anyone know what im talking about? if so, where can i get them and what are they called?
I know exactly the switch that's used on the Black Beauty, Ace Frehley signature and SG Custom. It's called an LP toggle for 3 pickups. It doesn't do what you think it does.

http://www.allparts.com/store/electronics-switches-ep-4369-000,Product.asp

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3 positions is about all you get on that style of toggle switch - if you want more than that you're pretty much stuck with rotary switches. Gibson had a weird 6 position toggle at one point that they used on their Jimmy Page signature for a short while, but good luck finding one of those switches around. If you do, let me know.

The old 3 pickup black beauties never had anything like that that I'm aware of - just the 3 pickup switch that SomeoneYouKnew pointed out above, which was still 3 positions.

What are the wiring arrangements or end combinations you have in mind that would require so many positions?
thats what i was thinking of. i thought it was a 5 way switch though. i was thinking that you could get positions 2 and 4 on a les paul
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If you want all the strat positions and more, there are a lot of other ways to wire three pickups. You can wire the 3 way standard, then put the middle on/off on a push/pull or push/push switch, or sacrifice one of your tones use that position for a blend pot to add the middle. That's one of the more common customizations, or by customizing a Switchcraft switch a bit or using a rotary switch, there are plenty of other combinations as well.
Yes. The Explorer III is one of my favourites.
Very simple and gets all combinations of 3 pickups.
Two 3-ways, 1 volume, 1 tone.

http://www.gibson.com/Files/schematics/ExplorerIII.PDF


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Wht not put a push/pull on it to switch the existing 3 combination to others.?


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