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  • replaing toggle switch in Epi Les Paul?

    Wonder if anyone can help.

    I am looking to replace the toggle switch in my Epiphone Les Paul and have a few questions:

    1. Does the Epiphone Les Paul standard take the long style switch or the short one?

    2. Does the switch have one lug or two on the side that takes the black wire?

    I do have a spare Switchcraft long style switch lying around but it has two lugs on one side and three on the other: I'm not sure if this is right for an epiphone Les Paul.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    personally I'd contact Gibson / Epiphone and get the exact replacement switch for your model. There's two different switches from what I can tell for Gibson guitars; the "L" type and the straight type. I think the Les Pauls use the straight (long) switch like this one...

    http://store.gibson.com/Catalog/Detail.aspx/en-us/hardware/switches/psts-020

    I'd just open up your Epi and take a pic of your switch and which wires go to which lug and mark them with tape if you have to then take out the old plug and reinstall the new one. Should be a fairly easy job. I found out the hard way that you should always take a pic of the part of the circuit you're working on before you start soldering. Saves a lot of hassle later.
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    • #3
      I think thinner guitars like the SG use the "L" type.
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      • #4
        I think you're gonna want the long shaft, straight type.
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        • #5
          WD Relacments are a Good Blade 3-way switch equal if not better than Gibbys and cost $15.00. Why pay double cause its a Gibson bult in China switch?
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          • #6
            I think thinner guitars like the SG use the "L" type.


            Exactly SG angled, LP Straight up and down.
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            • #7
              Wonder if anyone can help.

              I am looking to replace the toggle switch in my Epiphone Les Paul and have a few questions:

              1. Does the Epiphone Les Paul standard take the long style switch or the short one?

              2. Does the switch have one lug or two on the side that takes the black wire?

              I do have a spare Switchcraft long style switch lying around but it has two lugs on one side and three on the other: I'm not sure if this is right for an epiphone Les Paul.

              Thanks!


              BTW you could use that Switchcraft, matter of fact you should. They are Top of the Line Switchs.
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              • #8
                Thank you very much guys, much appreciated. I can get going with this now!

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                • #9
                  I think thinner guitars like the SG use the "L" type.


                  Dude, don't pull some answer out of your ass if you don't KNOW what you are talking about (unless they're asking for an opinion). The Epi SG (G-400) switch is not angled.
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                  • #10
                    Didn't catch that. I have seen both the L shape and the Verticle Blades by WD, Switchcraft, Gibson and a few others. But I never realized they made a long and short version of the [Verticle 3-way Blade]?
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                    • #11
                      ?


                      Apparently so. I pulled the back plate off my Epi G-400, and it uses the same vertical switch as my LP. The switch in the LP is identical to a Switchcraft, but it has 'Epiphone' stamped on it. The only time I've had to use the L-shaped switch was in the horn of a semi-hollow.
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                      • #12
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                        Either one will work on an Epi LP but you will need one of these deep thread nuts:
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                        • #13


                          This is more than likely a switch for a black beauty/3 pickup guitar.
                          It has more contacts at the bottom to handle the added wires that have to be connected. The SG custom also reqiures a special 6 contact switch as well, the angled type. (I know because I had to buy one.)
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                          • #14
                            Just a suggestion to the OP.
                            Since you'll be in there any way, why not change out the pots, caps and plug while you're at it?
                            CTS pots, Switchcraft toggle switch and jack, Orange drop caps FTW.

                            You can get everything you need here and most of the produscts are well explained.
                            http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/guitar_index.htm

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                            • #15
                              Dude, don't pull some answer out of your ass if you don't KNOW what you are talking about (unless they're asking for an opinion). The Epi SG (G-400) switch is not angled.


                              Dude, calm down. I'm just passing on what what I've been told. It's not like it's hip replacment surgery.
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