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Couldn't find anything with a search. Need a tip that will stay on a 3-way switch. Isn't there one that will snap in place and stay there?
This is so good an idea!no need for glue, that just becomes a pain when it's time to change the switch.
take your wire cutters and "bite" the edges of the raw switch blade, to put a few nicks along the edges; that'll grab the switch tip, often to the point that removing it later becomes a challenge.
yep! (of course, rhinocaster beat me to it by like a minute )This is so good an idea!
I've tried crimping with linesmans to knurl the surface which does work to a good degree, but never thought to use a good pair of diagonals to make this notch method happen. Sounds like the best one I've heard of yet. Nice!
I do a version of this using the G&L idea for securing their output jacks. I just lay a piece of string across the top of the blade and shove the top hat down on top of it. Same concept as the shim.Several options.....
You can create a shim with about any kind of tape. Build up the shim until the tip stays put.
You can use heavy wire cutters to crimp the blade in a couple of places. The wire cutters are applies to the thin edges and create a notch with a bit of metal flaring. This really tends to hold the switch tip in place.
You can also buy a hot rod switch tip made of metal from Glendale, Rutters or Armadillo Guitar Works. These have a set screw to keep the switch in place.