Hello! Hey guys new to this, but I have a problem hitting the selector switch espec

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  1. Mikefender

    Mikefender New Member!

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    I always inadvertently hit the selector switch while playing especially wene I'm really into it. Plus I tend to favor the neck position. I play a lott while sitting ( might mean something) so bad I was thinking about getting a lefty strat and mod it right handed. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. RobZ69

    RobZ69 Senior Stratmaster

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    Two suggestions...
    1) practice (doh!:eek:)
    2) reverse-wire the switch
     
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    Gridlock Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I do the same thing, I was also thinking of reversing the switch.
     
  4. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Work on it.
    You'll win in the end
     
  5. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Wire the first tone pot as a master tone, move the tone and volume back a hole so the volume knob is not near the strings.

    Unscrew the switch, put it on the neck pickup (or where you play it all the time), and put it down into the cavity under the pickguard. Ensure no shorting. Now you have a single pickup guitar with no chance of hitting the switch.

    If you desperately need one of the other combos ... convert the master tone pot into a push/pull master tone pot that gives you neck pickup or the other combo you need.

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    rocknrollrich Most Honored Senior Member

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    I just recently saw a gizmo that locks your switch in place. If I can find it, I'll post it for you
     
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    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    Said it before....I'll say it again....
    This ain't no hootenanny.....
     
  8. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Just practice and you’ll stop hitting it. Or get a LP :D
     
  9. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    Come on man, you post this all the time. Its a fixed placement on a pickup selector switch that literally thousands of professional musicians use without incident. The answer is "practice".
     
  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka fezz parka

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    Plenty of guitarists over the years have "gotten in to it" and didn't hit the switch. The answer is: don't hit hit.