Broken coil split toggle switch

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Shumway, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Shumway

    Shumway Member

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    My guitar has a single humbucker with a coil tap toggle , but it is stuck in single coil mode

    Do I need to install a new switch?
     
  2. Tone_Terrific

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    It's probably broken.
    If you want ti to work you will have to change it.
    It might be dirty/corroded..change it anyway.
    It might be repairable by disassembling and realigning the internal pieces..change it anyway.
     
  3. Shumway

    Shumway Member

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    I squirted some electrical cleaning fluid in the toggle switch and jiggled it but still didn't work.

    Is it possible that the one of the pickup coils stopped working? it is a Gibson 500T pickup.
     
  4. Kashmir Oceania

    Kashmir Oceania Supporting Member

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    An easy way to test that is to bypass the coil split in your wiring and go strait to the volume or output jack.
     
  5. RicOkc

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    Switches aren't that expensive, change it out.
     

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