6-way toggle in Gibson Jimi Page Guitar?!?

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  1. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    Anyone know if this switch can be purchased separately?!? I'd like to see if you could do anything interesting with the 6-way and 2 humbuckers, but I can't find any information on it outside of it being on the new Jimmy Page guitar. Here's a pic:

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    -Austin
     
  2. 908SSP

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    I want to know too.
     
  3. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    I want one too... but i doubt gibson will be making this available in other guitars.... good guitar techs should be able to fab one.
     
  4. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Come on bro, it's Jimmy. :D


    The other Guy is Jimi;)
     
  5. PFCG

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    um yeah i need like 10 of these please, thanks.
     
  6. RvChevron

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    I'd prefer it over the super 5 way lever switch if it does the same or more.

    It seems to look and operate like a nice stick shift. Only you don't need to step on the clutch.
     
  7. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    *hangs head in shame*

    -Austin
     
  8. paintguy

    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Just having some fun...

    I'm a huge Page fan and would love one of the new Page Custom Les Pauls. I'm just no big on 3 pups and Bigsby's.

    I'm curious about the 6 way too.
     
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    id like to know more about the switch, and i id also like to find one of the 5 way toggle looking switches. anyone know where to get one?
     
  10. Deaf Eddie

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    I can't open the picture at work, and you guys keep calling the switch a toggle - is it a toggle or a rotary, like PRS (or a Varitone)?

    I ask, because I have a bunch of schemes already drawn up for two humbuckers and a rotary 6-way, including variations of the PRS scheme. The rotary I use is the 4-pole/6-way you can get from a lot of the online parts houses. You can get all the same combos that you might get with the 5-way Superswitch Strat-style lever pup selector.

    Lemme know if that's what you're looking for, and I can post some drawings, or trick a custom drawing up to match your request. Or just PM me...
     
  11. jrm

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    it's a switch, not a PRS rotary style thing. Sounds liek you have some cool ideas though!
     
  12. MikeMcK

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    If anyone's interested, the last link on the bottom of this page:

    http://www.univox.org/schematics.html

    is a pretty cool way to use a 6-way selector. I had this in a Westbury Super Custom back in the '70's. That little Japanese thing screamed, BTW.

    The 6 positions are:
    1) two humbuckers
    2) two single-coils
    3) humbucker at the bridge, single coil at the neck
    4) single-coil at the neck, humbucker at the bridge
    5) two humbuckers out of phase
    6) two single-coils out of phase.
     
  13. jleung

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    That sounds pretty cool but would be too much to remember for me haha
     
  14. EvilMose

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    One of these is up for sale on the 'bay. A picture taken from the auction shows how the switching works:

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  15. rollyfoster

    rollyfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    i'd love to get one of those switches to replace the knob on my L6-s
     
  16. atquinn

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    I sent an email to Gibson today to ask if these toggles are available separately. I expect the answer will be a resounding "hell no!", but a man can always hope...

    -Austin
     
  17. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    DOH!!

    :mad:

    -Austin
     
  18. Rocktrans formed

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    The JP LP Custom looks way cool, but what I would love to see is a Jimmy Page Telecaster. :D
     
  19. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, someone besides Gibson manufactures those switches--just need to find the source!
     
  20. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    Easier said than done. Especially if the source is under contract to supply the parts directly to Gibson only.

    -Austin
     

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