I caved to a modification

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  1. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    So, after playing out with this guitar over the weekend, I realized that I am MUCH more comfortable with the three way toggle and push pull pot than I am the five way rotary. So I (the anti-mod) collapsed and bought an OEM toggle set up from John Mann and took it to my luthier to have it installed this morning. *sigh*.

    It does appear as though making that switch (pun intended) might give me cancer.....at least according to the packaging on the electronics.

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  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Only in California. You're in PA, so you're safe. :p


    That's a great example of a worthwhile functional modification to better suit the player's needs. (Win for the modders!)
     
  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I don't have a rotary guitar to compare, but the movie running in my tiny mind agrees that a 3-way with push/pull works for me.
     
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  4. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    I've had two of each. And in a bedroom, where there is time to play around with it, I am clumsier with the rotary but it isn't a big enough deal to worry about. Live, I am clumsy enough WITHOUT having to figure out the rotary. So anything to minimize the amount of thinking (or overthinking as the case may be) will be helpful.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Oh Nose! The resale value is GONE now!!!!!:p
     
  6. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    I AM KEEPING THE ORIGINALS!!!! :p:p:p:D
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Hey! THERE’S NO WASHER ON THIS SWEET SWITCH!!!!! IT’S TRASH!!!! :p
     
  8. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Not sure if I said it before, but that is a truly lovely axe!
     
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  9. danktat

    danktat Award winning tattoo artist ... Amateur guitarist

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    Thanks....got a REALLY good deal on it a little while back in Reverb. Pretty minty condition for a 2001.
     
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  10. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    I've had two changed over to 3 way but the California cancer warning scared the hell out of me so I sent my guitars in to PRS for them to do. I feel much safer now.:confused:
     
  11. Lister

    Lister Playing guitar badly since the 70's...

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    The first mod is always the hardest...
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    GASP!!!!!!!!! THE HYPOCRISY!!!!!!!!!!! :p

    That's a mod I've made a time, or two!
     
  13. pauloqs

    pauloqs PRS McCarty

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    I made that mode as well and I couldn't be happier. You got some really nice tones with the 5-way rotary, but the switching system just wasn't for me. It was too intricate for when I was playing with others. I'm in CA and din't read the warning though. Does that mean I have cancer now? Since it's probably already too late for me, I might as well just get a pack of smokes or something.
     
  14. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I keep a rotary in my parts drawer just in case. I much prefer the toggle as well. I think I’ve changed back to the rotary approximately once per decade. Then I put the toggle back in. Totally get it in a live setting. That’s the reason I switched it out in the first place too.
     
  15. Ryan Murphy

    Ryan Murphy Stares at bright lights

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    I feel like playing a guitar without a 3 or 5 way switch is like leaving you house without any underwear.
     
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  16. jvin248

    jvin248 New Member

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    .

    Who was the guy that said 'look at my vintage guitar' it's had three necks that were worn out and two bodies?

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  17. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    in the UK this is referred to as the 'Trigger's broom joke'.
     
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  18. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Two signs of a truly civilized society: Ergonomics, and underwear.

    Going commando or using rotary switches on guitars is uncivilized.

    The ancient Roman legions wore underwear; they’ve dug up evidence of it in bogs in ancient Roman ruins along Hadrian’s Wall. No wonder they were so effective. They also had plumbing and glass windows. No huts made of straw and sticks stuck together with mud and dung for those guys!

    They’d have had 3 & 5-way switches, too, if only they’d had the good sense to harness electricity and invent electric guitars.

    I have no doubt that had that happened, there’d have been none of this “fall of the Roman Empire” stuff. ;)
     
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  19. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    I sung the praises of the rotary for a long time, and kept it for years, but I eventually caved and made the switch. Not looking back.
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I’d have to disagree with the second half of that.

    Using a rotary switch is like performing a Japanese tea ceremony, and requires a couple years of finishing school to learn how to operate.
     

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