"Vegematic" Buttons

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Alan Peterson
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"Vegematic" Buttons

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Does anyone have a legit verified source for "Vegematic" buttons, as used as pickup and tone switches on vintage EKO and Teisco guitars?

I've checked the usual sources (All Electronics et al) and tried a number of descriptive terms ("interlocking button switches", "replacement organ tabs" etc) without success. I am close to buying a used blender from the local Goodwill and harvesting it for the Blend/Frappe buttons... and stripping the motor windings for use in Low-Z pickups.

If you know for certain where to find these, I'm all ears. Thanks.
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Just for those who have no idea what vegematic buttons look like, here you go: http://www.myrareguitars.com/vegematic-guitars


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Not familar with these at all, but they look like rocker switches to me. https://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine?N= ... ker+switch

Or am I totally off my rocker (sorry I had to go there)?

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I like this post :D . I totally get this. :D

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The only problem with this is when you buy a 1970s airconditioner with a row of buttons, you take the whole thing apart, and then you gotta figure out the switching capability and only then can you try to come up with a switching strategy that isn't too weird.

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Vegematic buttons are a row of ganged on-off switches such that only one switch can be down/on at once. If you press another switch the first one pops back up. I have no clue where to get them, except a garage sale blender.

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I think I remember push buttons like this for the transmission of my dad's '57 Dodge hardtop. :lol:

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Carl Dickinson wrote:I think I remember push buttons like this for the transmission of my dad's '57 Dodge hardtop. :lol:
Yep

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I always wanted to incorporate a big chrome boat throttle into a guitar amplifier.

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Should be able to find something here.

https://www.surplussales.com/Switches/SWPushB-2.html

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Wow, that's a LOT more than I was expecting. AliBaba wants me to order 10,000 of these things, but I don't expect to be making that many cheap guitars.

Thanks for the great info all. Time to get busy...
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