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Fender Pickup Selector Switch 5-way

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5-Way Selector Switch

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Sorry if this is an obvious question. I'm trying to use this switch with an Adruino. [] Which pins on the switch are COM, Pin1-Pin3? Does anyone have a simple diagram for how this connects to an Adruino?

To answer: Check out the last image in the product page that shows the bottom of the switch. The two pins in the middle are COM, while Pin1-Pin3 live on either side of it, in sequence.
According to the code example, you only need to hook up half of these, so let's say you just hook up COM (and leave COM be). The COM pin would go to your Arduino's VDD pin (or any other part that shares its power supply), while - in the example - Pin3 goes to arduino pin 2, Pin2 goes to arduino in p3, and Pin1 goes to arduino pin4. You can probably change these around, as long as you define in the code which pins you're actually going to be reading. For each of those connections, you would add a resistor (10kOhm is suggested) between the pin and GND, so that they default to a LOW state, and as the switch moves around, pins go HIGH.

The code should be self-explanatory as to how it's determine which of the 5 positions the switch is in, based on just the 3 pins.

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Guitar Toggle Switch Explained

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Two common types of 5-way switches&#;

The questions I get asked in response to people reading my stuff on guitar wiring often relate to the 5-way pickup selector switch so I thought I&#;d write a brief explanation of how it works. Understanding how the 5-way switch on your guitar works is key to successful guitar wiring. Knowing what goes on inside the switch may sound like a simple, maybe trivial, detail but it&#;s something we all need to understand and it&#;s not as easy as it first seems.

The Fender 5-way switch&#;

&#;and the &#;import&#; type.

There are two common types of 5-way selector switches in the guitar world &#; the Fender type and the &#;import&#; type. Both types are functionally identical but differ in physical layout. It&#;s easy to see which type you&#;re dealing with. The Fender-type switches viewed from below have two rows of 4 contacts, either side of the circular body of the switch. The import-type switches have a single row of 8 contacts in a line.

Fender-type switches are, obviously, found in Fender guitars but are easily available so could find their way into any guitar, most likely Strat-type guitars. Import-type switches are often found in other makes like Ibanez and on replacement pickguard assemblies. If you have a look at my HSH wiring page and scroll down you&#;ll see I have an import switch in my Godin SD.

Switch basics

OK some people will know this already but let&#;s just be clear about switch terminology. A switch as you see it on the bench in front of you will often be a set of switches, mechanically connected within a single assembly. Wikipedia explains. The important thing to remember is the number of &#;poles&#; is the number of switches that you have ganged together off a single lever in the component and the &#;throw&#; or &#;way&#; part describes how those switches operate.

Schematic representation of a normal guitar switch

When I first looked at guitar wiring, here&#;s the bit I found difficult to grasp:

Our normal guitar 5-way selector switch is not a 5-way switch &#; it&#;s a 3-way switch!

More specifically, it&#;s a 2-pole 3-way switch.

Some history&#;

A little bit of history will make this clearer&#; The original Fender Stratocaster switches were 2-pole 3-way switches (that&#;s actually what I have on my schematic, I think you&#;ll see why in a bit) and were intended only to select either the neck, middle or bridge pickup. However these were &#;make before break&#; switches where, as the switch is moved across from one position to the next, the next contact is made before the previous contact is broken. People found that if you could get the switch to rest in between those three positions that you&#;d actually have both neck and middle or middle and bridge pickups connected at the same time and, most importantly, it sounded good! It became a common thing to rest the 3-way switch in between the positions, so common that in the 60&#;s people were filing notches in the detente mechanism of the 3-way switch. These became the &#;notch&#; positions. In the 70&#;s, Fender adopted this popular mod into their stock switch thus becoming what we now use and call a 5-way switch but is, in fact, a 3-way switch with 5 positions.

Hmmm, so how do I wire it up?

OK, remember that the Fender-type and import-type are functionally identical, they only differ in the physical layout of the contacts &#; this means the schematic is the same for both switches.

In my schematics, I&#;ve labelled the switched contacts 1, 3 and 5 to correspond to what Strat users would know as positions 1, 3 and 5 (or Bridge, Middle and Neck). Position 2 is actually where the switch wiper rests on both 1 and 3. Likewise, position 4 is where the wiper rests on both 3 and 5.

The best way of working out which contact is which is to use a multimeter and see for yourself which contacts are connected to each other in the 5 switch positions. On the Fender-type and some import-type switches you&#;re given a good clue because you can actually see the mechanism or see through the switch casing. Watch this as you move the switch through the 5 positions &#; you can see which contact is always in circuit (the wiper) and which ones are in circuit in each position (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). This method of visualising the switch also helps when it comes to fitting the switch to your pickguard and getting it the right way around! Now, where does the wire from the bridge pickup go again&#;

Hopefully this all makes sense now! I&#;ve drawn out a diagram below showing how the contacts relate between the schematic representation and the Fender- and import-type switches. I&#;ve shaded the two parts (poles) of the switch red and blue:

Just to re-cap, here&#;s a table of the switch connections that are made in each of the five switch positions:

Common (0) connected to&#;
Switch positionRedBlue
21 and 31 and 3
43 and 53 and 5

If you&#;ve found this useful or have any comments on how this article could be improved, feel free to drop me a line (thanks to ChrisK of GuitarNuts 2 who set me straight on the history of the switch).

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KAISH Heavy Duty 5 Way Guitar Pickup Lever Switch Selector Switch for Strat Tele with 3 Plastic Tips

KAISH Heavy Duty 5 Way Guitar Pickup Lever Switch Selector Switch for Strat Tele with 3 Plastic Tips


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  • Approximately 40mm distance between mounting holes;designed to replace the cheap and nasty stock switches that come with most guitars and basses.
  • Metal switch body - one piece shell to minimise "flexing" damage from any knocking on the switch tip.
  • Enclosed ball bearing operation
  • Complete with ground tags on both sides
  • Body is enclosed and screwed shut, to minimise dust and other contamination.
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Color:3 Plastic Tips

Heavy Duty 5 Way Guitar Pickup Lever Switch Guitar Pickup Selector Switch for Strat Tele 4 Tips Available

Customer Questions & Answers

  • Question: I cannot find wiring diagrams for this switch. Can anyone share them?

    Answer: Check out this link. https://youtu.be/7DujKIz9UGU This should help.
  • Question: What is the depth of this switch?

    Answer: 1 1/4 inch without soldering.
  • Question: Since lug 4 and 5 are connected do i have to cut the little connection inbetween in order for it to work with an ibanez wiring diagram?

    Answer: There are lots of alternative wirings for which you do need to cut that connection. I'm not sure what the specifics are for that Ibanez wiring, but I had to do that for an HSS Strat so that I could split the humbucker when paired with the middle single coil pickup. It's no big deal to cut the connection, and you can always use a wire jumper if you ever decide you want those lugs connected again.
  • Question: Will this switch fit a regular American Fender Stratocaster pickguard screw spacing?

    Answer: Yes, it will fit an American Fender Strat, Fender Squire & G&L Strat style Pickguard.
  • Question: Can you use this switch for a ibanez s series hsh ?

    Answer: Hi you can use any 5 position switch, on an Ibanez, bolts screw are standard, and is super easy to configure you can find schematic by searching in google. have fun
  • Question: Will this 5 way switch fit in a Squier Affinity Strat?

    Answer: It should, I installed it in a Squier mini strat and it fit perfectly. It is a much better switch too!
  • Question: Can this switch be used in an ibanez ex series guitar?

    Answer: Yes is a standard switch even Fender can be used
  • Question: Can this switch be used in an ibanez ex series guitar?

    Answer: No
  • Question: What if you have 3 pickups but 1 master volume and one master tone?

    Answer: If it's a Strat, it would work. If you have something else, I'd prefer to use a SwitchCraft 3-way toggle switch, like in a Gibson 3-pickup Les Paul. Several wiring possibilities are available with the 3 pickups. The quality of this switch is excellent. Good luck
  • Question: Can anyone confirm mounting screw spacing as 43mm? I see approximately 40mm listed but 43mm is what I need. Thanks!

    Answer: This fit my MIJ squire strat perfectly. The measurement in the specs was probably from the center of one hole to the center of the other. I just measured mine and it was 40mm from center to center.

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Je•• ••di

September 27,

Had to shorten blade knob was too high.

Had to shorten blade knob was too high. Needs better wiring diagram

Er•• ••ic

September 16,

Heavy Duty

I was very pleased with this switch. It was heavy duty as stated, and easy to solder. The switching was crisp and quiet. After using this I won't go back to the standard type

Ze•• ••am

September 15,

Great Switch

I was adding a middle pickup to my telecaster thinline and needed a 5 way switch. A regular switch from a strat wouldn't fit because the tele body wasn't deep enough. This switch fit nicely and has a much better feel to the click when changing position.

Ke•• ••rd

September 8,

Easy install into Squier Strat import

So glad I bought this selector switch. This switch is super sturdy and has that satisfying click with every position you switch to. It fitted perfectly into my Squier Strat 70s CV. I saw a lot of negative comments about this product but I haven’t had any issues so far. Highly recommended to change out the nasty stock pickup selector switch that comes with these guitars

Ma•• ••ki

September 6,

Drop in replacement for my Kiesel Aries Guitar

Feels sturdy and switches without any noise. I’m very happy with it!

Sc•• ••L.

September 1,

Quality, affordable and built sturdy

Very impressed with the quality. Cannot bend the selector like the cheap switches, comes with cream,white,and black knobsswitching my other guitars with this model. Againvery impressed

Br•• ••dy

August 8,

Very solid replacement for import guitars

I put this in a Squier strat I was re-wiring. Far superior to the cheap switch that was in there. I think these are great value, you can feel how solid it is and the switching is nice and tight.

St•• ••ve

August 3,

Solid but the body is wider than standard

Seems well made, much heavier than stock. But the body is wider than standard I had to route about 1/8" of clearance to get pick guard to sit correct on a Chinese import strat

Jo•• ••OK

July 13,

Have a shallow body cavity?

Solves a big issue with your typical switch. When you work so hard on soldering only to bottom out the 5 way Oak Grigsby upgrade in your Squier you can feel quite dejected. This Kaish 5 way made my day.

ja•• ••es

July 11,

Nice a sturdy but no instructions

Does not come with wiring instructions

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Replacing a broken 5-way Fender Strat switch

How to Use the Stratocaster Pickup Selector Switch

If you’re new to the Stratocaster guitar, you’re bound to wonder about the workings of its pickup selector switch.

The pickup switch is the key to the Stratocaster’s time-honored tonal versatility, because it controls which pickups or which combinations of pickups are on at any given time. Since the Stratocaster is Fender’s sole three-pickup guitar, its pickup switch has an important job to do.

It’s a five-position blade-type switch mounted diagonally on the lower half of the pickguard on the treble-strings side, just forward of the control knobs. Its placement there is, like that of all Stratocaster parts, entirely deliberate—close enough to the strumming/picking hand to be within easy reach while playing, but far enough out of the way that it’s unlikely to be accidentally knocked out of position.


If we number the switch positions 1 through 5, with position 1 being closest to the middle tone knob and positions 2, 3, 4 and 5 proceeding in order toward the middle pickup, we can easily label the switch’s pickup-selection functions (see Fig. 2):

  • Position 1: Bridge pickup only
  • Position 2: Bridge pickup and middle pickup together
  • Position 3: Middle pickup only
  • Position 4. Middle pickup and neck pickup together
  • Position 5: Neck pickup only

Note that there is no means of having all three pickups on at once. Also note that there’s some quite interesting history behind the Strat’s pickup switch.

For the first 23 years of the Stratocaster’s existence, from its debut until , the pickup selector was a three-position switch. You could turn on the bridge pickup, the middle pickup or the neck pickup, but no combinations thereof. “Leo (Fender) liked the pure sound of individual pickups,” wrote Richard Smith in Fender: The Sound Heard ’Round the World, of the guitar’s inventor. You could activate only one pickup at a time, and that was that.

Except that that wasn’t that. Guitarists were quick to notice and make good sonic use of an inadvertent peculiarity about the Stratocaster’s control switch. They found that by somewhat precariously lodging the switch in one of the two “in-between” spots—between the bridge and middle pickup positions or between the middle and neck pickup positions—they could get two different dual-pickup combinations. They learned that turning on the bridge and middle pickups together produced a rich and distinctive sound of its own; same with turning on the middle and neck pickups together.

As author Tom Wheeler noted in The Stratocaster Chronicles: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fender Strat, “Players had other ideas. They discovered that balancing the pickup selector in between the notched positions provided additional sounds, typically described as thin, delicate, honky, quacky, hollow, and especially funky.”

Or, as Smith put it his book, using the switch to mix the sound of two Strat pickups produced “snarling nasal tones that literally redefined electric guitar sound. The tones were reminiscent of a muted trumpet or trombone, but with the snap and sting of downed power lines.”

For some unknown reason, guitarists took to referring to the Stratocaster’s in-between pickup switch settings as “out of phase", even though the phrase is technically incorrect, since combining two pickups in a manner that is truly out of phase electrically would produce a sound noticeably weaker and tinnier than either pickup on its own. “Contrary to a widespread assumption about the in-between positions,” Wheeler wrote in* The Stratocaster Chronicles*, “the pickups remain electrically in phase.”

The in-between positions sound different, as Wheeler pointed out, because pickups in different positions respond differently to string vibrations, cancelling out certain frequencies when operating simultaneously. Of this unintended “chaos of overtones,” Smith notes that, “Leo never intended the Stratocaster to produce its most popular tones.”

Players figured it out almost immediately. Guitarist Buddy Merril, an early champion of the Stratocaster who played with the Lawrence Welk orchestra, used the “in-between sound” as early as Dick Dale, Buddy Guy and Otis Rush were early proponents of it, too. Many other great guitarists subsequently used the in-between sounds extensively, including Ike Turner, Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton (“Bell Bottom Blues” and “Lay Down Sally” are good examples), Robert Cray, Mark Knopfler (a middle/bridge sound fan, as heard on “Sultans of Swing”), Nils Lofgren and others.

Just as interesting is the fact that Fender, well aware of the widespread regard for the in-between switch settings almost from the start, let 14 years elapse before officially acknowledging them. The Fender catalog noted that guitarists could “Select any of three positions or even between the natural positions for sound aplenty.” Finally, in —23 years after the instrument was introduced—Fender replaced the Stratocaster’s three-way pickup selector switch with a five-way switch; a modification that remains to this day as a standard feature.

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