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 Post subject: 3 way switch for X290
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 12:03 pm 
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Hi my new X290 arived today and it is actualy almost like new. Thre is absalutly no fret weare and the paper is still on the back cover :)

However I think the 3-way switch is shot. It worked intermitantly and the pots were scratchy so I hit it and them with some contact cleaner. This cleaned up the pots and improved the 3-way. So I hit the 3-way with more cleaner and it got worse :( .

I expect I will have to replace it. Will a standard 3-way such as from Stew-mac work? I am not well versed in guitar electranics.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 3:32 pm 
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standard 3-way is fine.

What you want to look for is one that is close in physical size. the electronics are standard guitar 3-way switch, yes, like from Stewmac. SHout if you need more sources, there are others that have more selection.


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 Post subject: 3-way
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 3:53 am 
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Thanks, It looks like the one from StewMac will do. If not I will get back on here and ask. This has been a great resource. Thanks to all for the help.


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 Post subject: 3-way
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 11:29 am 
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Well the three-way switch from Stew Mac arrived. I installed it and it actualy works :D . I am enjoying my X290.

One thing that was not clear was that the switch moves sideways; i.e., the switch moves perpandicular to the length of the switch. The original moved in line with the lenght of the switch which I thought was normal. There was just enough room for it to fit. Just a heads up for people doing a replacement in the future.

Thanks to everryone for their help with this.


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woo hoo! i love a happy ending.


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