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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:31 pm 

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Hey guys I have been trying to find some parts for my guitars. I want to put original parts or some that are as close to original as possible. I am needing the 5 way rotary switch, the two toggle switches that engage the fx modules and the mini toggle switch on the Vulcan!
Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:37 pm 
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you need a 5 way rotary, and if it is not the same style you need a 4 pole version, and will need to adjust the online drawing to the style you purchase. Usually the common pole for each 5 positions is the one that you will need to adjust for (new switches may put this in a different order). If the post for the knob is too long you can cut it with a dremel or a hack saw. The last one I found I got off of ebay. It was from china but supposedly made in USA - and was a different layout, but once I reverse engineered it it worked.

The flapper switches are available at Radio Shack (get them while you can!). They are an exact match. If you have the originals but the knob came off, radio shack has a lot of different switches that take that same knob. You can wiggle loose and super glue it on your original switch if the original has fallen off.

Compatible sockets can be found online, but they usually have two contacts, top and bottom, you only need the bottom. If I was home right now I'd give you the number. I had a few that a friend got me from japan. They are at home, not here. Don't have number handy but I mentioned it in the past.

I have not been able to find the same size and style "tear drop" knob - any ones I bought were not the right size. I know they are out there, but where? I have several that are one size too big.

Also, I picked up some 150K pots for MPCs a few years ago. They were a bit smaller in size than the originals but they work fine. I don't know where to get them now, and I am not home. I can't find originals or the same size ones. I am sure we could get someone to make some if we ordered enough, but I never pursued it. Some wah wah pedals use 150K pots. but they have long shafts and the they are not made for speed knobs.


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