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 … It also seems to be the only 4 … Oak Grigsby 4-Way Telecaster Mod Switch with stainless screws. A. J. P. Scott. Switch tips sold separately. I've heard of them falling apart very quickly as ThePrettyDamned said too. … 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. CRL 5-way guitar pickup selector lever/blade style switch. Electroswitch make both and CRL are definitely still made in the USA. Perfect replacement for your USA-made Fender Strat Please note! 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. 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. Don A. They've also got a date (YYWW) sticker on there too. 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. EP-0478-000 Oak Grigsby 5-way pickup switch for Strat®. I always use CRL for 3 and 5 way, didn't know they made anything fancy. In stock, ready to ship! For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. CRL - 3-way Blade Switch $17.08 Add To Cart. We carry 3-way and 5-way blade switches from CRL and Oak Grigsby. Messages 1,864. Stonevibe: 'The best things in life aren't things'. 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. R. Rosewood Member. Chrome finish. I like the versatility that the four way switch allows. www.felineguitars.com. 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. These are obviously salvageable but not going in any of my customer builds. Göldo ELK1B. Joe Perkins 3,684 views. These are good solid switches and should last for decades. Type: Switcher: Colour: Chrome: More 5-Way Switches. Quality made Oak Grigsby 5-way Blade Switch. Customers Who Viewed This Product Also Viewed . Göldo ELK3B. Take a look at the operation and see which terminal is connected all the time. Some people find CRL more positive or Oak smoother, in operation. Customer Reviews. 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. Sold out EP-0066 Short Straight Toggle Switch from $15.50 . Helpful . I dunno. I've noticed the switch tips tend to come off the CRL switch easier, and stay on the Oak longer. Oak Grigsby - 4-way Blade Switch $12.67 Add To Cart. White Noise Compared To Pink Noise The terms ... Oak Grigsby 4-way 2-pole Lever Switch; Standard Wiring Kit for Telecaster; Previous Next. CRL every time. Wow now I’m necro bumping this thread because I’ve just had the same problem as some of you other gents. CRL-Switch 3 u. Thanks very much everyone - seems fairly conclusive that CRL is the way to go. 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. Mojotone Quick Order Form! I've got one in my strat here and it clicks like a good un. Upgrade or replace your import switch with the best 5-way switch available. But it looks like my next order is going that way. I'd rather pay an extra buck or two and have something that will last the distance. "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. October 19, 2018 at 10:42 am . If your switch has a '51992' sticker on it, it's an Oak Grigsby. This would change the wiring, for sure. How to wire a Stratocaster - Grounding, Pickups and 5 way switch - Duration: 35:16. Item #: ESW-6216-4 4 Way Oak Grigsby lever switch for Telecaster® guitars. $10.99. [SKU:OAK] Standard U.S. size; Fits 1/16" x 1-1/16" slot; 1-5/8" center to center screw spacing. TAOT Deluxe Stratocaster® CRL 5-Way Wiring Kit - .047 $29.51 Add To Cart. 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. Thank you both - I KNEW it would be the pricier one, I tend to use CRL as I like the spring loaded style. 3/16" lever blade uses USA switch tips. Check "Remember Me" to access your shopping cart on this computer even if you are not signed in. Would this occur with a bag full of CRL switches sent across the ocean? Just checked through my bag of Oaks and some of them have contacts that have bent in transit. Excellent quality. The Fender 5way Switch is an Original Fender 5-Way Switch with a Default, Selector Pickups & For installation in Fender guitars. 3:33. 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! 5 Great blade switch. Many guitars have a re-sale value. 3 or 4 position used for Fender® Telecaster® or similar applications, 5 or 6 position for Fender® Stratocaster or similar applications. Oak Grigsby selector switch for Strat® & Tele®. The retail price is 12.81 £. It engages more positively due to the design. Are they all made there? "CRL" and oak grigsby are what you find in good USA fenders. Phone/Whatsapp: +34 963 788 937 - 618 176 405 Address: Los Pedrones, 5 Bajo, 46017, Valencia (Spain) I dunno. Expert guitar repairs and upgrades - fretwork our speciality! Messages 6,474. 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. Switch Button . Looking to mod your Tele, we've got the Oak Grigsby 4-way blade switch. D. David Collins Member. Switchcraft short straight toggle switch, pre-tinned at factory, with knurled nut & knob. For pickup selector and mini switch technical data, visit our In stock, ready to ship! Necro bumping this thread only because my second Oak 5-way Tele switch fell to bits tonight! 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. 5-WAY OPEN FRAME LEVER SWITCH W/CREAM TIP SW-L5-C. 5-way open frame pickup switch for Strat®. Short straight toggle switch, with knob. Heavy duty construction and superior dual contact design provides a long service live with noise free operation. Oak-Grigsby is the current maker of switches for Fender's USA and Mexican production. They claim it's a CRL part, but I'm not convinced. CRL 3-way switch defective. - Homer Simpson. 1-3/8" cavity depth (6 position requires longer travel slot) Reviews. View Larger . JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Messages 5,805. 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. 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. Another benefit of this construction is that it is serviceable if there’s a problem. Fender would want a piece of that action if it saved them a few cents - until any problems arose... that's business. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons! 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). Switch Button For ST (5 way) Switch. Highwood Saddles. OAK 5-way Switch The open OAK/Grigsby (now Electroswitch) 5-way switch is very similar to the CRL. This is a replacement 5-way switch from CRL, the original supplier to Fender in the 1950s. Switch Buttons. (Oak Grigsby vs. CRL) Description. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." 5 … CRL was the original mark for Centralab, but CRL is now owned by Electroswitch, which also owns Oak-Grigsby (Fender's current supplier of … Oak-Grigsby is the current maker of switches for Fender's USA and Mexican production. Thread starter Dave Sloven; Start date Aug 1, 2018; Prev. You can buy unbranded Oak's and I bet they are essentially licensed and built up in the far east. 4.66 average rating from 50 reviews; Sort by. I can't say for sure where Oak are made - I assume USA but have never had a definite answer. You'd have to assume so. For CRL and Oak Grigsby switch, black. Posted by wt. 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. For example, the CRL switches’ terminals are listed A1, A2, A3, A0 (Common). Includes mounting screws. hudpucker Member. The CRL is so much better than the Oak Grigsby. I have seen several broken ones but don't know how old they were. Go. Vintage style, cloth insulated wire and Switchcraft ¼" jacks are also included. To me, the Oak is smoother in operation, but the CRL with the spring looks prettier. $1.98 12 or more $1.68 – + For metric switch, relic white. One (1) CRL 5-way blade switch for Fender Stratocaster ... Oak Grigsby - 3-way Blade Switch $7.84 Add To Cart. Made in the U.S.A. Comes with nickel mounting screws. Lever/blade style switches, toggle switches, mini switches, rotary switches, slide switches and other styles. I seem to remember ICBM recommending CRLs. Still made by CRL, these are improved versions of the originals. 5-Way blade switch, with stainless steel screws, The Original CRL switch. Your switch might be A0, A1, A2, A3. PM me your address if interested, I'm at the post office tomorrow. In stock, ready to ship! 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. Sold out EP-4066 Switchcraft® Short Toggle Switch from $30.00 . 4.6 out of 5 … Jan 14, 2008 #5 Does CRL make "super" switches? Facebook too! Missing screws, need a replacement tip or need a deep knurl nut for your carve-top Les Paul? $1.98 12 or more $1.68 – + For metric switch, white. Fender use them in their production guitars. Item # 5604-M. Item # 0563-R. Electroswitch® Oak Grigsby standard blade switch. Installed the CRL 5-way CRL in a Squier Classic Vibe telecaster which had a 4-way Oak Grigsby switch. That's good enough for me. 3/16" lever blade. Allows you to add a fourth 'fat' sound to your Tele® by having the bridge and neck pickup in series. A shame. In stock, ready to ship! “The day you open your mind to music, you're halfway to opening your mind to life”- Pete Townshend. 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. The one OG I tried was rubbish and didn't work. $2.35 Add To Cart. To keep the variation selection clearer, we have listed only the most common combinations. The original CRL selector switch for Strat® & Tele® etc. CRL don't make a 4 way - which is a shame for CRL fans. 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. Oak Grigsby, and CRL selector switches are included, along with CTS audio taper pots. We know you get lots of email, we promise not to spam you every day with yet another "sale". Please, follow these basic instructions to place your order: Add only the numerical characters of the Item Number. (don't worry DC, I picked you out a good one). Structo Member. Item # 0563. They solder just fine for me and work as expected. Göldo ELK3W. 5-Way; Oak Grigsby-Switch 3 u. Includes SAE mounting screws. Fits Stratocasters and most other guitars with 3 pickups and a 5-way lever/blade style pickup selector. 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. Comment Report abuse. Hmm. Item # 5604-B. Avoid anything built with a PCB or a plastic housing. 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. It looks like you're new here. Dimension screw center to screw center is 1 and 5/8 inch;. There is always this debate about which one is better CRL or oak grigsby. Copyright © 2020 Tone Shapers, Inc. All rights reserved. No problems with Oak switches here. Feb 27, 2012 #11 I prefer CRL over Oak Grigsby for the feel of the switch. Pickups from BKP, Oil City & Monty's pickups. Click to expand... Yeah, 'cause what I was actually thinking of was CRL. 5 way - $40. Excellent; Good; Average; Fair; Poor; Write a review. and get all the latest news, tech tips, and special offers straight to your inbox. Read more. Some you'll never want to sell.Stockist of: Earvana & Graphtech nuts, Faber Tonepros & Gotoh hardware, Fatcat bridges. We'll send information that's useful, even if you don't buy products from us! 3 way - $40. Specifications. Jan 14, 2008 #6 Oak Grigsby I think is the maker of the super switch. Messages … $17.99 : OAK GRIGSBY 5-WAY LEVER SWITCH . Gold Supporting Member. Hope this helps, T. Ethan Tougas says. We've got you covered there too!. 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. 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. Electrosocket own CRL and OAK and they're based in N.Carolina. I'm against the constant drive to cheapen the parts and the quality drop that goes with it. Fixable with a little care and some needle-nose pliers, but you shouldn't have to do that on a brand new switch. $1.98 12 or more $1.68 – + For CRL and Oak Grigsby switch, mint. Oak-Grigsby Lever Switch, 5-Way (2-Pole Superswitch), Oak-Grigsby Lever Switch, 5-Way (4-Pole Narrow Superswitch). I think the CRL switch wears the plastic on the inside of the tip, making 'em loose. Premium Electronics Upgrade Kit for Telecaster. 1; 2; 3; Next » 1X BLACK Switch Tip for Switchcraft® Toggle and Gibson® USA guitars. CRL, either for standard or 'super'. Additionally, Oak has many more options available, including the very popular superswitches and 4-way switch shown below. 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. - Walt Kowalski, "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." $17.99. Description and pack size will be displayed. Oak Grigsby - 5-way Blade Switch $7.94 Add To Cart. Messages 9,559. It has the same high quality and a similar switching sensation, but the lugs are oriented a little differently. 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. 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. (Oak Grigsby vs. CRL) - Duration: 3:33. Smoother, flimsier feeling? Got looser and looser, finally stopped working and the innards then just fell out. $45.60. For traditional 3-way and 5-way applications, we prefer CRL switches and don't stock the Oak versions. Instead it has three switchable contacts, and in the “in between” positions on the … To me, the CRL 5-way CRL in a Squier Classic Vibe which! Have to do that on a brand new switch taot Deluxe Stratocaster® CRL 5-way switch! Also got a date ( YYWW ) sticker on it, it 's a CRL part, the. ; Fits 1/16 '' x 1-1/16 '' slot ; 1-5/8 '' center to center... 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