Jump to content


Photo

Adding A Poker Chip To A Jtv59?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 matthewpreineke

matthewpreineke

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 15 December 2013 - 07:51 AM

I just bought a cherry sunburst JTV59 and would like to add a poker chip to the toggle switch.  The switch seems to be recessed in the cavity, which isn't particularly appealing to me.  The problem I have is that the threading doesn't actually clear the recessing, so I cannot properly fasten the poker chip.  Has anyone else got this to work?  Also, can anyone recommend a specific poker chip that matches the ivory/bone color of the pickup rings?  The cream one I have from Gibson is more peachy tone than yellow.

 

 

 

5712628933_b7d9f81315.jpg


  • 0

#2 aggravation

aggravation

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 72 posts

Posted 15 December 2013 - 08:50 AM

On the threaded post, inside the guitar cavity, is there another nut/washer that determines how much the threaded post stands proud of the lip of the hole?
If so just adjust it to raise the post high enough to provide room for your chip...
  • 1

#3 ozbadman

ozbadman

    Power User

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1689 posts

Posted 15 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

You really only have 3 options:

1) Replace the switch with one with a longer thread.

2) Carve out the wood at the back of the switch to make more thread stick out

3) Cut into the wood on the front to recess the poker chip.

 

(1) is probably your best option if you can find an appropriate switch.

 

If you can get your poker chip thin enough (2) may be an option.


  • 0

#4 matthewpreineke

matthewpreineke

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:41 AM

Can a standard switchcraft switch work, or do I need a special switch because of the Variax system?
  • 0

#5 TheRealZap

TheRealZap

    Uber Guru

  • Line 6 Expert
  • 15397 posts
  • LocationClemmons, NC USA

Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:02 AM

it's a special switch.

 

Can a standard switchcraft switch work, or do I need a special switch because of the Variax system?


  • 0

#6 matthewpreineke

matthewpreineke

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 3 posts

Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:14 PM

Can a longer shaft/threaded version be purchased from line 6?
  • 0

#7 TheRealZap

TheRealZap

    Uber Guru

  • Line 6 Expert
  • 15397 posts
  • LocationClemmons, NC USA

Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

highly unlikely, although they may provide you with details on the switch and their parts source, and you could ask them.

Line6 almost certainly will not have any parts available that they do not use on their factory models.


  • 0

#8 Charlie_Watt

Charlie_Watt

    Power User

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1107 posts

Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

A switch is a switch but you need to know how many contacts it has on the back.  It's a three position switch.  If you elect to mess with it you will void the guarantee if you care about that kind of thing.  It looks nice the way it is so I am not sure I would fool with that kind of cosmetic change.


  • 0

#9 ice9mike

ice9mike

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 83 posts

Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:31 PM

That switch is more complicated than a standard 3-way switch. It also has digital micro switches to sense the position when in modeling mode. They ride on the switch housing and are toggled by the lever position. I would suggest looking into the control cavity to see if there is an additional backnut on the threaded shaft that would allow further extension if removed.


  • 1

#10 ozbadman

ozbadman

    Power User

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1689 posts

Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:31 PM

I wonder if it's possibly to carve the poker chip so that the bottom section is the size of the recessed area, and the top section has a hole the size of the nut carved into it? That might retain the structural integrity of the poker chip, while still allowing it to be attached to the switch without any changes to the guitar at all.


  • 0

#11 radatats

radatats

    Gear Head

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 915 posts
  • LocationOrange County, NY

Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:09 AM

Why go to so much potential trouble for a cosmetic adjustment?  Anyways, consider epoxying the nut to the bottom of your poker chip and using it that way. F@#k doing anything permanent...


  • 0

l6+sig+pic-1.png   





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users