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Crackly treble/rhythm selector

Postby IAA » Sat May 15, 2021 6:26 pm

Hi, although I’m a keyboard player I “do a bit” of guitar. I have an Epiphone Les Paul which is fine, but for this crackly selector. Not having any guitar tech capabilities (at the mo although I’m handy with a screwdriver) what’s the best course of action? It’s not been played for about 6months which is likely the problem. :headbang:

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Re: Crackly treble/rhythm selector

Postby resistorman » Sat May 15, 2021 7:01 pm

If it’s an open frame switch it will be very easy to clean the contacts with Deoxit. Pull the cover plate and have a look. Spraying into the top of the switch won’t help, BTW.
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Re: Crackly treble/rhythm selector

Postby Wonks » Sat May 15, 2021 8:14 pm

If it a box-style selector switch (it depends on the level of Epiphone you have) then you may fix it temporarily with a squirt of contact cleaner, but they are prone to sudden failure, so I’d always recommend replacing that style of switch with an open-frame Switchcraft unit.
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Re: Crackly treble/rhythm selector

Postby IAA » Sun May 16, 2021 8:42 am

Thanks both, I’ll check the switch and use some contact cleaner. I’ve looked up the open frame switch so if it’s not one of those I’ll replace too. It’s a 100 model, pretty basic IIRC, but completely fine for my limited guitar chops which involve the odd chord and comped solo note or two!

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