We've got you covered there too!. StewMac 5-way Switch The open StewMac 5-way switch from Stewart MacDonald is a very commonly used switch in the USA, but a rare bird over here in Europe. $17.99 : OAK GRIGSBY 5-WAY LEVER SWITCH . Read more. - Walt Kowalski, "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." Fender use them in their production guitars. Replace or upgrade your guitars pickup selector and other switches with the highest quality switches available from Switchcraft, CRL, Fender, Oak Grigsby Gotoh, Philmore and other top brands. It has the same high quality and a similar switching sensation, but the lugs are oriented a little differently. "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. The BKP shop also lists a CRL 4-way but I think that's wrong too because after doing some more digging it seems that the Fender 4-way I bought is made by Oak/Grigsby, as are most of the Fender switches. CRL-Switch 3 u. $45.60. Upgrade or replace your import switch with the best 5-way switch available. Comment Report abuse. Would this occur with a bag full of CRL switches sent across the ocean? In Guitar Wiring 104, we saw that the standard Stratocaster 5-way switch is an evolution of the 3-way switch.It doesn’t actually have five separate contacts for the five positions. I always use CRL for 3 and 5 way, didn't know they made anything fancy. 1; 2; 3; Next » 1X BLACK Switch Tip for Switchcraft® Toggle and Gibson® USA guitars. Check "Remember Me" to access your shopping cart on this computer even if you are not signed in. White Noise Compared To Pink Noise The terms Oak-Grigsby Lever Switch, 5-Way (2-Pole Superswitch), Oak-Grigsby Lever Switch, 5-Way (4-Pole Narrow Superswitch). In stock, ready to ship! Item # 5604-M. Perfect replacement for your USA-made Fender Strat Please note! Electroswitch make both and CRL are definitely still made in the USA. 3 or 4 position used for Fender® Telecaster® or similar applications, 5 or 6 position for Fender® Stratocaster or similar applications. Electroswitch® Oak Grigsby standard blade switch. Includes SAE mounting screws. Sold out EP-0066 Short Straight Toggle Switch from $15.50 . For traditional 3-way and 5-way applications, we prefer CRL switches and don't stock the Oak versions. Oak Grigsby - 4-way Blade Switch $12.67 Add To Cart. Missing screws, need a replacement tip or need a deep knurl nut for your carve-top Les Paul? They solder just fine for me and work as expected. www.felineguitars.com. You can buy unbranded Oak's and I bet they are essentially licensed and built up in the far east. The original CRL selector switch for Strat® & Tele® etc. Excellent quality. Göldo ELK3B. One (1) CRL 5-way blade switch for Fender Stratocaster ... Oak Grigsby - 3-way Blade Switch $7.84 Add To Cart. Made in USA. Oak Grigsby used to be as good - although I've never liked the feel of them as much - but I've come across a lot of quality problems recently, both personally and other people's reports. - Homer Simpson. OAK 5-way Switch The open OAK/Grigsby (now Electroswitch) 5-way switch is very similar to the CRL. For example, the CRL switches’ terminals are listed A1, A2, A3, A0 (Common). ... Oak Grigsby 4-way 2-pole Lever Switch; Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster; Previous Next. October 19, 2018 at 10:42 am . They might be made by the same company, but the CRL Switch has a firmer more solid click for each position compared to the Oak Grigsby's sloppier feel. Pickups from BKP, Oil City & Monty's pickups. “The day you open your mind to music, you're halfway to opening your mind to life”- Pete Townshend. It’s so much easier to understand what’s happening in a given position when you can view which lugs are connected. CRL pickup selector switches are famous for durable, noise-free reliability and easy wiring since the early days of electric instruments. Necro bumping this thread only because my second Oak 5-way Tele switch fell to bits tonight! Electrosocket own CRL and OAK and they're based in N.Carolina. The retail price is 12.81 £. CRL every time. Dimension screw center to screw center is 1 and 5/8 inch;. For pickup selector and mini switch technical data, visit our Item # 0563. It looks like you're new here. TAOT Deluxe Stratocaster® CRL 5-Way Wiring Kit - .047 $29.51 Add To Cart. Switch Button . D. David Collins Member. You'd have to assume so. Jan 14, 2008 #5 Does CRL make "super" switches? $2.35 Add To Cart. Göldo ELK1B. There is always this debate about which one is better CRL or oak grigsby. 5-Way blade switch, with stainless steel screws, The Original CRL switch. Switch Button For ST (5 way) Switch. 1-3/8" cavity depth (6 position requires longer travel slot) Reviews. I seem to remember ICBM recommending CRLs. Customer Reviews. $1.98 12 or more $1.68 – + For metric switch, relic white. Lever/blade style switches, toggle switches, mini switches, rotary switches, slide switches and other styles. View Larger . and get all the latest news, tech tips, and special offers straight to your inbox. The Fender 5way Switch is an Original Fender 5-Way Switch with a Default, Selector Pickups & For installation in Fender guitars. I have seen several broken ones but don't know how old they were. Switch Buttons. You can choose an Oak Grigsby (NEW) or CRL Switch, 250k or 500k potentiometers, and 0.022, 0.033, 0.047, 0.100 uf capacitors. Some you'll never want to sell.Stockist of: Earvana & Graphtech nuts, Faber Tonepros & Gotoh hardware, Fatcat bridges. Allows you to add a fourth 'fat' sound to your Tele® by having the bridge and neck pickup in series. Messages 9,559. To me, the Oak is smoother in operation, but the CRL with the spring looks prettier. A. J. P. Scott. I'd be happy using GOOD Oak switches but when buying in bulk it doesn't look like it will be worth the hassle of passing on the odd one. I like the versatility that the four way switch allows. (Oak Grigsby vs. CRL) Description. Göldo ELK3W. I'm against the constant drive to cheapen the parts and the quality drop that goes with it. They claim it's a CRL part, but I'm not convinced. 3/16" lever blade. It engages more positively due to the design. hudpucker Member. Instead it has three switchable contacts, and in the “in between” positions on the … It also seems to be the only 4 … We'll send information that's useful, even if you don't buy products from us! This is a replacement 5-way switch from CRL, the original supplier to Fender in the 1950s. Many guitars have a re-sale value. Item #: ESW-6216-4 4 Way Oak Grigsby lever switch for Telecaster® guitars. Premium Electronics Upgrade Kit for Telecaster. $1.98 12 or more $1.68 – + For metric switch, white. Original USA CRL 3-Way Switch for Fender Tele Telecaster - 3 Pack This is the 3-way version of the switch that Fender used in Strats and Teles from the originals in the early ''50s all the way into the ''90s, when they switched to Oak Grigsby (both CRL and Oak Grigsby are owned by Electroswitch). However, for our circuit board-based ToneShaper products, we use Oak because they're available with PC-mount lugs, so we can mount circuit boards directly to the switches, which opens up new possibilities in designing circuits. Sold out EP-4066 Switchcraft® Short Toggle Switch from $30.00 . Boys and girls buy one of each and see if you can tell the difference, I bet you will find your wallet is heaver with the oak... Don't buy the name, buy the switch! Copyright © 2020 Tone Shapers, Inc. All rights reserved. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. All the ones I've had trouble with out of the box have had the contact 'fingers' mis-formed so they don't make proper contact and in one case was the *wrong side* of the rotor. To keep the variation selection clearer, we have listed only the most common combinations. I've noticed the switch tips tend to come off the CRL switch easier, and stay on the Oak longer. Expert guitar repairs and upgrades - fretwork our speciality! We know you get lots of email, we promise not to spam you every day with yet another "sale". There are cheaper Oak style switches on the market 'built to the same specs', and I'm assuming manufactured off shore - and I dunno if they have found their way into Fender guitars or not. This would change the wiring, for sure. Structo Member. "CRL" and oak grigsby are what you find in good USA fenders. 5-WAY OPEN FRAME LEVER SWITCH W/CREAM TIP SW-L5-C. 5-way open frame pickup switch for Strat®. The one OG I tried was rubbish and didn't work. Fender used CRL switches for decades, but the Mexican-made Oak switches are less expensive than the USA-made CRL switches, prompting Fender's move from CRL to Oak. $17.99. I've heard of them falling apart very quickly as ThePrettyDamned said too. Made in the U.S.A. Comes with nickel mounting screws. Specifications. CRL, either for standard or 'super'. Additionally, Oak has many more options available, including the very popular superswitches and 4-way switch shown below. That's good enough for me. Jan 14, 2008 #6 Oak Grigsby I think is the maker of the super switch. Just checked through my bag of Oaks and some of them have contacts that have bent in transit. In stock, ready to ship! 3/16" lever blade uses USA switch tips. Thread starter Dave Sloven; Start date Aug 1, 2018; Prev. Fixable with a little care and some needle-nose pliers, but you shouldn't have to do that on a brand new switch. Quality made Oak Grigsby 5-way Blade Switch. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. In stock, ready to ship! Don A. Stonevibe: 'The best things in life aren't things'. $10.99. CRL was the original mark for Centralab, but CRL is now owned by Electroswitch, which also owns Oak-Grigsby (Fender's current supplier of … (don't worry DC, I picked you out a good one). Helpful . (Oak Grigsby vs. CRL) - Duration: 3:33. Fender would want a piece of that action if it saved them a few cents - until any problems arose... that's business. Your switch might be A0, A1, A2, A3. Got looser and looser, finally stopped working and the innards then just fell out. Please, follow these basic instructions to place your order: Add only the numerical characters of the Item Number. Oak Grigsby used to be as good - although I've never liked the feel of them as much - but I've come across a lot of quality problems recently, both personally and other people's reports. 5-Way; Oak Grigsby-Switch 3 u. Item # 0563-R. Oak Grigsby, and CRL selector switches are included, along with CTS audio taper pots. Avoid anything built with a PCB or a plastic housing. Installed the CRL 5-way CRL in a Squier Classic Vibe telecaster which had a 4-way Oak Grigsby switch. Thanks very much everyone - seems fairly conclusive that CRL is the way to go. PM me your address if interested, I'm at the post office tomorrow. Joe Perkins 3,684 views. Short straight toggle switch, with knob. Hope this helps, T. Ethan Tougas says. 5 … 3 way - $40. Oak Grigsby - 5-way Blade Switch $7.94 Add To Cart. 5-Way; Oak Grigsby-Switch 4-Way; Oak Grigsby 5-Way Super Switch; Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle Switch; Deep Round Nut- Switchcraft Toggle; CTS 250k 1/4"- 920d custom; CTS 250k 1/4"- Allparts; CTS 250k NO-LOAD 3/8" CTS 250k LEFT 1/4" CTS 250k PUSH/PULL 3/8" Allparts 250k PUSH/PULL 3/8" Allparts 250k PUSH/PUSH 3/8" CTS 500k 1/4"- 920d custom; CTS … Switchcraft short straight toggle switch, pre-tinned at factory, with knurled nut & knob. Thank you both - I KNEW it would be the pricier one, I tend to use CRL as I like the spring loaded style. Smoother, flimsier feeling? Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." Oak-Grigsby is the current maker of switches for Fender's USA and Mexican production. How to wire a Stratocaster - Grounding, Pickups and 5 way switch - Duration: 35:16. had an oak grigsby 4 way in my tele for 6 years and never had an issue with it although its possible the quality has dropped since then, I've had several CRL and never any trouble. Gold Supporting Member. Messages 1,864. We have some GuitarKitBuilder articles coming up that test gear using noise sources, both white noise and pink noise, so we've created this reference article in our Kits 101 area for the reader that wants more information on the meaning of these terms. Highwood Saddles. CRL - 3-way Blade Switch $17.08 Add To Cart. 5 Great blade switch. CRL 3-way switch defective. Wow now I’m necro bumping this thread because I’ve just had the same problem as some of you other gents. Facebook too! Hmm. Maybe occasionally we'll tell you about a sale... For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. 5 way - $40. CRL 5-way guitar pickup selector lever/blade style switch. Looking to mod your Tele, we've got the Oak Grigsby 4-way blade switch. I've got one in my strat here and it clicks like a good un. We carry 3-way and 5-way blade switches from CRL and Oak Grigsby. A shame. Oak-Grigsby is owned by parent company Electroswitch, which also owns CRL, the original supplier of lever switches in Strats and Teles. 1; 2; 3; First Prev 3 of 3 Go to page. Type: Switcher: Colour: Chrome: More 5-Way Switches. Messages … Phone/Whatsapp: +34 963 788 937 - 618 176 405 Address: Los Pedrones, 5 Bajo, 46017, Valencia (Spain) Messages 6,474. 3 way $25 (with slot head brass screws) 4 way $30 (Tele mod.- with nickel phillips head screws) 5 way $25 (with slot head brass screws) Switchcraft straight three way toggle switch. Go. Vintage style, cloth insulated wire and Switchcraft ¼" jacks are also included. These are obviously salvageable but not going in any of my customer builds. This is the 5-way version of the 3-way switch originally used on Stratocasters. Oak-Grigsby is owned by parent company Electroswitch, which also owns CRL, the original supplier of lever switches in Strats and Teles. Fits Stratocasters and most other guitars with 3 pickups and a 5-way lever/blade style pickup selector. I can't say for sure where Oak are made - I assume USA but have never had a definite answer. Take a look at the operation and see which terminal is connected all the time. No problems with Oak switches here. These are good solid switches and should last for decades. All the ones I've had trouble with out of the box have had the contact 'fingers' mis-formed so they don't make proper contact and in one case was the *wrong side* of the rotor. Description and pack size will be displayed. Some people find CRL more positive or Oak smoother, in operation. Item # 5604-B. Chrome finish. I'm putting together a parts order, and I've noticed that nice Mr Axecaster has 3-way Oak Grigsby switches for £9, & a very similar-looking CRL 3-way for £13.50. They've also got a date (YYWW) sticker on there too. Oak Grigsby 4-Way Telecaster Mod Switch with stainless screws. But it looks like my next order is going that way. Excellent; Good; Average; Fair; Poor; Write a review. Feb 27, 2012 #11 I prefer CRL over Oak Grigsby for the feel of the switch. Another benefit of this construction is that it is serviceable if there’s a problem. CRL don't make a 4 way - which is a shame for CRL fans. R. Rosewood Member. I think the CRL switch wears the plastic on the inside of the tip, making 'em loose. If your switch has a '51992' sticker on it, it's an Oak Grigsby. Heavy duty construction and superior dual contact design provides a long service live with noise free operation. The open switches—CRL, Stew-Mac, and OakGrigsby—offer robust construction and the benefit of letting you see what the switch is doing when you move the lever. Posted by wt. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 4.6 out of 5 … EP-0478-000 Oak Grigsby 5-way pickup switch for Strat®. I'd rather pay an extra buck or two and have something that will last the distance. Includes mounting screws. 3:33. Messages 5,805. The CRL is so much better than the Oak Grigsby. Product information Item Weight 0.176 ounces Product Dimensions 2 x 2 x 0.75 inches ASIN B00OO0LD1C Item model number 51993 Customer Reviews: 4.6 out of 5 stars 125 ratings. For CRL and Oak Grigsby switch, black. 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