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Thread: Anyone ever drill a hole in pickguard for a mini switch?

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    Senior Member Chris528's Avatar
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    Anyone ever drill a hole in pickguard for a mini switch?

    I'm planning on getting new pickups for my SE Custom SH and wanted to install a switch to tap the coils. I won't be doing the work, but wanted to know if it can be done without damaging it.



    Also, where would be the best place to put it?
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    Cant you just put in a push pull pot in. No more holes to drill
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpincowboy View Post
    Cant you just put in a push pull pot in. No more holes to drill
    Yeah I wasn't thinking about that when I posted.
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    Since I wanted to replace the electronics while doing the pickups, can I just buy the 3-way push-pull drop in kit?

    http://www.prsaccessories.com/collec...h-pull-drop-in
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    I say drill it, switches are cool! Location would depend on how the body is routed underneath the pickguard. The mini toggles I used are about the width of a dime, so wherever fits.
    Nice guitar!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJD View Post
    I say drill it, switches are cool! Location would depend on how the body is routed underneath the pickguard. The mini toggles I used are about the width of a dime, so wherever fits.
    Nice guitar!!
    Thanks!

    I kinda like the idea of a switch added instead of push/pull pot. Also looking at possibly installing a killswitch.
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    Of course if I want to do a killswitch that limits locations for extra switch. I might have to just pull the pickguard off and see what I have to work with.
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    The Private Stock gang has.





    However, that is a kill switch.
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