4 way switch for Jaguar

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4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by El Pelo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:59 am

I hope this will be as simple as I am thinking.

Can I just purchase this American Pro switch plate and drop it into my 62 Thin Skin Jag?

https://darrenriley.com/store/fender-am ... 091903000/

with this switch?

https://darrenriley.com/store/fender-cu ... 992250000/

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by Sonichris » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 am

I think you will need to make the route wider if you use that plate - you need a diagonal one like this....

https://reverb.com/item/12008492-diagon ... w.ds&pla=1

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by El Pelo » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 am

Thanks for sharing. Looks like I'll need this plate and a four way switch.

The wiring part seems to be the tricky thing here.

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by Con-Tiki! » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:49 pm

correct about the rout.
The johnny marr and am pro guitars have a slightly different rout to accomodate that 4-way.
Depending on what you're trying to do, you can find diagrams for both models online, which should get you started at least.
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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by timtam » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:41 pm

I needed to file off a little of the cavity wall at each end (mostly near the top edge) on a VM body to take the 4-way switch and the straight Marr/Am Pro plate. Easy. You could possibly just file/ cut a bit off the switch instead. I may have also used shorter screws on the switch but I can't remember for sure.

Jag circuits here:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=110958

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by jvin248 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:48 pm

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Telecaster modders use 4-way switches often, so there are many wiring diagrams available.

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by El Pelo » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:42 am

jvin248 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:48 pm
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Telecaster modders use 4-way switches often, so there are many wiring diagrams available.

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True but does the rhythm circuit complicate things?

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by Futuron » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:24 pm

El Pelo wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:42 am
jvin248 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:48 pm
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Telecaster modders use 4-way switches often, so there are many wiring diagrams available.

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True but does the rhythm circuit complicate things?
Not too difficult if you check out the Jaguar circuits in the thread shared above, and understand what is going on with them, particularly the American Professional and Johnny Marr models for the 4-way side of things.

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Re: 4 way switch for Jaguar

Post by Con-Tiki! » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:47 am

(Christopher, also)
I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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