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Dave Alfstad


From:
Indianola, IA USA
Post Posted 17 Jul 2017 7:59 am     Reply with quote

I recently purchased a T8 Stringmaster ~1955 or so, and the original push-button switches have been removed and all necks of the guitar wired to be always on, bypassing the volume knob. I want to add 2 toggle switches to turn the necks off and on, and I would prefer not to have to modify the bridge plate if possible. Does anybody have suggestions for toggles that will fit right in the existing holes? Also, what wiring configuration would you suggest using for two toggles?
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Bill Sinclair


From:
Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 17 Jul 2017 10:53 am     Reply with quote

It's covered in Jeff Mead's stringmaster quad restoration thread:
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=270347&highlight=stringmaster+quad+restoration

Be sure to read it to the end.
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Dave Alfstad


From:
Indianola, IA USA
Post Posted 20 Jul 2017 5:25 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for that link. I have a couple questions that weren't answered in that thread, though.

First, does anyone know of switches that will go right in the preexisting push-button switch holes without drilling? I liked the switches Jeff Mead used, but I really don't want to drill out the holes if I can help it.

Second, I would like to wire it to work like this. (I will use <> to indicate switch direction.)
Neck #1: <<Neck><Neck>>
All necks: <>

Is this possible?

Thanks for your help.
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