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    Looking for info about metal 3-way toggle switch

    Does anyone have any info on where I could find one of the older 3-way toggle switches that had the metal/chrome tip? I contacted PRS, but they don't have them available. I've found some that may be similar on eBay, but figure I'd look around for an "authentic" one first, if they're still around and not cost prohibitive. Please feel free to share any other info/knowledge you have of those switches - what years they were used, which instruments had them, etc. If anyone has nice close-up photos I'd love to see them.

    My motivation is to turn my '93 CE24 into this:


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    hoping-for-some-info bump

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    Looks nice, thanks. Anyone have any close-up photos of an original on a PRS?

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    The switch tips unscrew, no need for a whole switch, right? Lot's of those on ebay, I bought one made by Schaller on allparts.com.
    Last edited by LJD; 03-11-2014 at 05:54 PM.

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    Good idea! Those Schaller parts are the right price too.

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    Hard to see what's going on in that Lifeson pic. Did he swap a 5-way rotary for a 3-way toggle? If so, it might not even be a PRS part. Swapping the switch tip with a metal or chrome-plated plastic one seems the easiest route to get the same esthetic.

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    Found it

    I just found an informative post on... this forum.

    http://prsguitars.com/forum/showthre...rs-Please-help!

    I knew I couldn't be the first person to ask this question. Looks like this is the part #: ALCO MTG 226PA Switch



    Thanks for the responses everyone.

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    Too cool.

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    Egads...yeah, Sir Lifeson uses 3-way toggles on the PRSi he uses...can't wait to see one on the new PS acoustic!! How cool would that be??!!! Bwah hah...
    My fave PRS was the brown burst with a slanted single coil in the bridge, with the body carved for it!!!

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