Squier telecaster control plate

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by heave1, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. heave1

    heave1 Squier Talker

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    Jul 9, 2019
    Norman Oklahoma
    Does anyone know if the slot for the selector switch in any Squier control plate is long enough for a 5 way switch.
     
  2. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    That's a good question ! I don't know the answer, but the Dremel is an economical & amazingly versatile tool !!
     
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  3. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    Yes, it is. A 5-way switch is essentially just a 3-way switch with two extra stops in the middle.

    Some switches have wide blades that can smack into the ends of the slot, though.
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Sep 27, 2014
    Canada
    Yes, it's the same length as on a Strat - a 3-way and a 5-way have the same sweep. Position 1 on a Tele is like 1 on a Strat, 2 on a Tele is like 3 on a Strat, and 3 on a Tele is like 5 on a Strat. Same size switch....
     
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  5. heave1

    heave1 Squier Talker

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    Great info. Thanks a lot. I thought so, but wanted to make sure.
     
  6. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    I can't speak for every switch or control plate but I have had to use a small round file to extend the slot a couple of times..YMMV..
     
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  7. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    I had to extend a slot to put in a 4-way switch. Could have been in my Sawtooth though.
     
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  8. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    Yeah, a 4-way has more lugs than a 3- or 5-way, so its blade travels farther.
     
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