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i've finaly potted the pickups on my cij jaguar (thanks to all the great threads on it, on this forum) and now want to further mod the guitar by changing out the pickup selector control plate from the typical 3 on/off switches to the one with a toggle and one switch on it, like the kc jag. does anyone have an idea where i can find it? i checked ebay and allparts but to no avail. any suggestions?

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go to the hardware store buy a piece of chrome metal.

its usually 1mm. the original is about 1,5mm

i got a plate enough for ten of them

you can easy cut it with scissor.

screw the original plate over the peace of metal with tape between.(so it wont damage)

know you can cut it very easely. just make sure it won't bend

it surpriced me how easy it was.

the only thing that was hard was the square hole

the second one i made was near perfect,.and i'm using it know on my a.v.

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go to the hardware store buy a piece of chrome metal.

its usually 1mm. the original is about 1,5mm

i got a plate enough for ten of them

you can easy cut it with scissor.

screw the original plate over the peace of metal with tape between.(so it wont damage)

know you can cut it very easely. just make sure it won't bend

it surpriced me how easy it was.

the only thing that was hard was the square hole

the second one i made was near perfect,.and i'm using it know on my a.v.

pic?

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What I'm wondering is if the toggleswitch is small enough so you can put the toggleswitch in the top one, then leave the lower two switches in there, effectively giving you 1 extra switch without losing any functionality (except the off position)

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something like this.

the problem is the screw holes of the slide switch.

it looks messy.

but i don't think it will fit,..... its the space under the plate thats the problem, it depence on the size of the toggle switch.

cause mine can't go higher cause its very wide, but sure you have smaller ones.

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You CAN fit a switch/switch/toggle in there but it is a tight fit. I done it to mine once, I had the thin switch and phasing and a 3 way pup selector(toggle). You just drill out in the center of the end slide switch hole. Screw it to a bit of wood,center the drill in the wood in the center of the slide switch hole then drill.

It looks kinda like this, but Kim Gordons doesn have the switches in:

gtr34a.jpg

It is a VERY tight fit though and you will want the switchcraft "shorty" switch from GPR for this.

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wow, that's pretty cool. I'm thinking if you took the screw orientating like in the top picture, and just take out the switch that was originally the on off switch for the neck pickup, it wouldn't look bad, and you'd have an extra switch for say a coil tap.

it looks damn good,....its just the left over screwholes from the sliders!!

like earth says,...its a tight fit.

but it can be done, ...even with your own custom plate(on topic)

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Still, I doubt you'll find one the quality of AVRI chrome like his are.Its not cheap looking chrome like the Japanese jaguar stuff.

Custom parts are custom priced....expensive!

i have the cheapest solution, you cant see any difference exept the holes where the screws fall in, and its a bit thinner

but i know what you mean with the japanese fender chrome,...its not as shiny up close.

it didn't get a nice chrome bath.

as for avri's its polished metal.

thats a big difference!!! :shock:

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