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    Junior Member Molly's Avatar
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    Mini-toggle to replace five-way rotary?

    Hello folks.

    Do you know if anybody manufactures a mini-toggle switch with five positions (so, looks like the one in my McCarty but I can still retain all the tone / pickup selection options of the five-way rotary)?

    Don't know how the rotary has survived this long. Drives me crazy...

    Thanks.

    Molly and his new Splawn amp :-)

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    I don't think this is possible, as the "throw" would be too short. It would be very difficult to get the complex switching that a rotary switch does in such a small package.

    It might however be possible to wire in a 3-way toggle, a push-pull for coil tap, and a push-pull for parallel/series (or mini-toggles). This would get you close to the 5-way , it would compromise the inside/outside coil options, but add in some additional tones too.

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    I've had some Custom 22's that had 5 way rotary. I just replaced it with the push pull drop in kit from the PRS store. I never researched other options. I wonder what options there might be for someone with more needs than I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ezkahuna View Post
    Wouldn't want to wire that one... Interesting link though. Thanks.

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    That is interesting for sure. Wonder how easy/hard it is to control?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I've had some Custom 22's that had 5 way rotary. I just replaced it with the push pull drop in kit from the PRS store. I never researched other options. I wonder what options there might be for someone with more needs than I.
    Didn't see this post earlier sorry. Wasn't aware of the drop-in kit. Will research it. Thanks.

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    The drop in kit won't give you tonal options you had with the 5-way, you'll get more in total but it won't be the same (hence why I was wondering about a series/parallel push-pull):

    ROTARY POSITIONS:


    Position 10: Treble pickup
    Position 9: Outside coils- deep and clear - parallel
    Position 8: Series single coils – Warm version of the "in between the treble and middle pickups"
    Position 7: Parallel single coils – Crisp version of the "in between the treble and middle pickups"
    Position 6: Bass pickup

    McCARTY SWITCHING:

    PUSH-PULL DOWN POSITIONS


    Position 1: Treble Humbucker
    Position 2: Both Humbuckers
    Position 3: Bass Humbucker


    PUSH-PULL UP POSITIONS


    Position 1: Bridge Single Coil
    Position 2: Both Single Coils
    Position 3: Neck Single Coil

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