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Thread: Selector Switch Location?

  1. Default Selector Switch Location?

    Here’s the next installment of “Stupid questions from Imagineer”…

    What determines where the pickup selector switch is located? This weekend, the time management gods should be smiling upon me and I might have some time to get back into my ES-335 copy, righty to lefty conversion. First on the agenda is to locate and mark where I want the controls and switch. It's not as simple as just mirroring the locations because the controls I’m using are stacked. So including the switch, there will only be 3 new holes in the body. Also, to make things cleaner (and easier since it a semi hollow), I’m thinking of locating the selector switch near the controls (similar to Teles and Strats).

    Being a non-player (so far), I’m not familiar with the pros and cons of having the selector switch located; below or above the strings, forward of the pickups or behind. It seems to me it’s more efficient to have the switch located below the strings.

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    It's really a matter of preference. The two main positions are below the strings and behind the bridge and above the strings near the neck because they are out of the way from accidental contact and also accessible. I find the strat position to be more user friendly from my experience. I slapped a gibson style 3 way in a strat along with some P90's and I like the controls centrally located vs splitting the pickup selector and volume and tone controls.

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