Putting it back

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  1. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    I have a properly used and abused Standard 24 that I love. I got it 2nd hand and the rotary was replaced with a three-way switch. Since the tone control seems to be faulty, I was wondering if I should put the whole thing back to stock. Was interested to see who prefers the rotary over the toggle, and why. The original parts were included, but don’t seem to be useable. Anyone have a favorite place to source the proper caps and rotary as well?
     
  2. Rockmark

    Rockmark New Member

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    I've had PTC change several rotaries to 3 way toggle push pull. I think others have too. For me the dial was not that great, some ok sounds but not great. After the change each guitar was like I prefer. It will be interesting to see others' feedback on this.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I like ‘em both, however neither gives you all the sounds, and some people aren’t as adept at using the rotary. Plus, you kinda gotta pick what sounds and pickup combinations work the best for you.

    Some folks live by with humbuckers and the rotary’s lower output “Fender” split-coil combos, and other people can’t live without both ‘buckers on and being able to split the neck or bridge individually. You gotta go with what’ll work for you personally.


    I have an extra rotary in my drawer somewhere. If you decide you need it PM me.
     
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  4. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I like the rotary. I like the sounds you get that you don't get with the 3 way. I don't switch within songs much so the switching isn't difficult. Just no reason not to love the rotary.
     
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  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike Soon to be on a McCarty hunt..

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    Love both
    Tough call
     
  6. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    Does this look right?
     
  7. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    My baby, BTW
     
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  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike Soon to be on a McCarty hunt..

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    Not the cleanest work but at cursory glance it looks fine

    Nice axe
     
  9. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    I think the ugly solder on the tone control is my problem. Sometimes it sounds completely rolled off until I actually turn the knob a little.
     
  10. gush

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    I hated the rotary switch the first time I tried it. I still don't love it bit I like the sounds it provides.

    I don't care for 3 way with one push pull. Hard to get quacky sounds out of that however I do have two prs with push pulls on both Vol and tone, I guess that could be a variation of 408 switching. I like this.

    Can't say which I prefer the most but I like the factory 3 way setup the least.

    I guess if I could have 5 way blade with the push pull mod to get single coil bridge or neck that might be my favorite.
     
  11. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I had a 90 CE with the 2 push pulls. I loved it. Recently traded it to another forum brother. I've never missed the guitars I've let go...until now. I would still do the trade again, but I'm gonna miss that one.
     
  12. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    I like my simple two push-pull coil tap, two push pull sweet switch, two volume, two tone, three-way toggle setup.
     
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  13. fender1punk

    fender1punk Certified Guitar Hoarder

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    “Simple”
    Definitely going to look into push pulls on both volume and tone now.
     
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  14. n24re

    n24re Enjoying the ride...

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    The good news is we spend the majority of the day about 50 feet apart and anytime you want or "need" that guitar you know where it is....but I am never trading back =-p
     
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  15. RedGuitars

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    +1 for 3 way toggle McSwitching.
     
  16. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Guess who pulled the sweet switch yesterday when he thought he was pulling the coil tap?

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Andrew Paul

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    Tough one, I have both, I really like the 5 way rotary and those no hum somewhat single coil sounds I can get. I say keep the mod, replace the faulty tone control.
     

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