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DPDT Switches - local stores?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Minger, Jun 30, 2005.


  1. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Anybody have any suggestions as to stores that may have these because I don't like buying online (mostly paying shipping...>_<)

    I mean, for some reason I doubt Radio Shack or Guitar Center or anything would have em...hmm.
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    i bought one at radio shack a couple of years ago...

    :)
     
  3. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    So they do have em? Guess I am riding my bike to the mall today.

    Push/pull, here we come...if I don't screw up. :D

    Checked online, they only had flip switches...and I called and the guy was like 'I'd only have whats on teh site"...
     
  4. Are you looking for a push/pull pot? If so you won't find them at Radio Shack. I think GC carries one value of push/pull pot.
     
  5. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    yeah, i was talking about the switch..

    :)
     
  6. You can do a Google search for guitar parts and you'll find them. You can also check with any shops in your area that perform guitar repairs and upgrades.
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    DPDT switches are available at Radio Shack, but not Push/Pull pots like you want. Guitar Center or specialty shops may have them, but your best bet is buying online.
     
  8. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Ugh.

    5.50 to ship the pot from stewmac, so 15-ish...

    :/
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    What value do you need it in?

    Allparts.com and basspartsresource are also great sources.
     
  10. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I was probably going to take a stab witha 250k one.

    Wanna do series/parallel, and not crazy enough to try it with a blend even tho Lyle has a schematic for it.

    Nice and simple; I'm happy enough...until I get bored again.
     
  11. Radio Shack Switches are cheaply made and do not last.
    You get what you pay for!

    I buy from Mouser Electronics mostly.