Sweet Switch

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  1. VoxAC30HW2

    VoxAC30HW2 New Member

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    Since I will be going to the 5 way Rotary and Sweet Switch
    what does the Sweet Switch do? Also has anyone on here
    gone from the 3 way switch and the push pull on the Tone
    control to the 5 way Rotary and Sweet Switch?
     
  2. bodia

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

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    Not from the 3 way and push/pull. I did have the rotary removed and replaced with the 3 way and two mini toggle switches for the splits (actually I had the PTC do it). Love that set up.
     
  3. Shizzrock

    Shizzrock New Member

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    The best answer is it emulates a 150 foot guitar cable plugged in. (At least from what I've read)
     
  4. Atomic

    Atomic Who Dat

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    The sweet switch capacitively loads the signal and adds some attenuation and a small delay similar to having a super long cable plugged in to the guitar. All passive.
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Rah rah ah ah ah!

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    I have a guitar with one here at the house.. it's pretty subtle in action.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I have one with a sweet switch here, too. As Serg says, it's subtle. It warms up the tone a bit, hence the term, "sweet."

    It's a natural for higher gain stuff where you want a fat tone without ice pick.
     
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  7. VoxAC30HW2

    VoxAC30HW2 New Member

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    Guys thanks for your reply the guitar play's great and I just don't
    like the 3 way switch and the push pull on the tone control. To me
    a PRS has a 5 way Rotary and a Sweet Switch. If I want a Blade
    in my guitar I would have gone with another style guitar. It also
    had to do with the Amp that I play thru and years ago when I did go
    into the studio I played my PRS Custom 24 with a 5 way Rotary and
    Sweet Switch.
     
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  8. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    ahem... the best answer is a 104 foot cable :cool:

    https://forums.prsguitars.com/threads/how-a-sweet-switch-really-works.839/

    JK I just looked tha up. I don't actually know anything about anything. :p but I did take 2 semesters of college physics. I understand enough to know that this dude knows his circuitry.
     
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