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

atquinn

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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:



-Austin
 

re-animator

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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.
 

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.
 

paintguy

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*hangs head in shame*

-Austin
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.
 

PFCG

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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?
 

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...
 

jrm

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

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.
 

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:

 

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
 

atquinn

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DOH!!

Hi Austin,

Thanks for the email. Unfortunately, the 6 position toggle used on the
new Jimmy Page model is only for production and not sold aftermarket.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
:mad:

-Austin
 




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