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modify 5 way switch

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:38 pm
by Robert Smallwood
I have a 5 way 4 pole switch which I want to use elsewhere in a two pickup + dummy coil set up. eg I have the Blueshawk wiring....BUT that would leave 2 positions redundant or not used.

So is there a backwards conversion to turn a 5 way switch to a 3 way switch as per the original strat?

Or - can i buy a 4 pole 3 throw switch anywhere?


Re: modify 5 way switch

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:02 pm
by David King
Both options are probably possible but the 3 throw, 4 pole switch won't be a CRL style blade switch.
You'd need to cannibalize a 3 way switch of the same exact style to get the mechanical elements you'd need. You shouldn't need to alter the electrical elements since the 2 and 4 positions simply wouldn't be connected at all.
My best guess is that you'll soon give this whole idea up as supremely impractical and find something useful to do with positions 2 and 4.

Re: modify 5 way switch

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:21 am
by Jason Rodgers
You'd be surprised how many options you could find for those two extra positions. This site kinda blows my mind ... grams/home