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swapping out toggle switch for push-button. Will it work?


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The title basically says it all.  I have a Sterling JP150 and I LOVE it! The only problem is the toggle switch is RIGHT in the way.  I thought about moving it but I use the tone and volume knobs and I do have the capabilities to bore a new hole and move it to it's own spot but I don't really want to.

so I was jamming the other night and the volume pot has a push button boost and I thought "why don't i just make the pickup selector switch a push button too?"


I don't know much about electronics or wiring but it's just connecting two points in a circuit right? what's the difference if it's a switch or a button?  I never use the middle position so I was hoping It would just work like ON=Neck pup, OFF= Bridge pup. Or am I way off and toggle switches are more complicated than that?  
 

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Even my limited knowledge tells that for just swapping between two options a push button should work. I also know that there's at least two types of push buttons, one that switches between two options and another that works for just the moment you push it. Of course the latter could be made to work as well but that would require some sort of magic.

The master electrickerians here can sure tell you more about the wiring and the type of button you'd need.

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Yay! The guitar actually looks more stylish now!

Should you ever want to reinstall the original switch, plugging and redrilling the ½" hole should be doable and pretty much invisible especially if you add a washer. Seeing the location I understand why you kept hitting it.

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