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    JP15 Pickup Selector too tight?

    Hey guys, I have a JP15 since a few years now and the guitar has been incredible to say the least. I have learnt so much on it and with that said, a huge thank you EBMM for making this.

    Since the time I have had the guitar, I've noticed that the pickup selector is fairly tight to toggle between bridge and neck pickups. This never has been a issue since I've been shifting it by holding it all this while. But now, since I am getting more into frequent shifts between the neck and bridge pickups, I'd surely like to flick my hand (more like what JP does) and change the pickups easily.

    Doing this 'flick' currently is hard and it sometimes hurts the fingers. Is there a way to tweak the pickup selector easily to make it more 'fluid' in nature? I remember it being a little more easy on my JP6 Stealth.

    Apologies if this has been asked earlier, if so, just point me to the right thread....

    Looking forward to your help and support and thanks in advance always!
    Cheers!
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    Build up some JP sized muscles. you knew someone was going to say it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbasscatcher View Post
    Build up some JP sized muscles. you knew someone was going to say it
    Haha. I saw that one coming.... I'm heading to the gym now.. 😂😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlbasscatcher View Post
    Build up some JP sized muscles. you knew someone was going to say it
    Damn! Beat me to it.

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    You can probably lubricate the toggle using standard guitar lubricants. That may make it a bit easier to move.

    They are fairly heavy duty though, so it may not help much.
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    You could also bite the bullet and replace it. Switches can go bad, seize up, etc. Just get a replacement one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbonesullivan View Post
    You can probably lubricate the toggle using standard guitar lubricants. That may make it a bit easier to move.

    They are fairly heavy duty though, so it may not help much.
    Thanks! Which lubricant would you guys recommend to try? Are you sure that it will not mess with the electronics underneath? Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    You could also bite the bullet and replace it. Switches can go bad, seize up, etc. Just get a replacement one.
    I have given this a thought to be honest. The switch has been tight since the time I bought the guitar and is getting a bit loose over time, but since it works perfectly, I hesitate to change it maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gurtejsingh View Post
    I have given this a thought to be honest. The switch has been tight since the time I bought the guitar and is getting a bit loose over time, but since it works perfectly, I hesitate to change it maybe.
    Hi there,
    The switch may simply be dirty. Try putting some cleaner in there. We recommend Deoxit which is readily available online.
    If you feel like you want to replace the switch, feel free to hit me up at customerexeperience@ernieball.com and I'll help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Hi there,
    The switch may simply be dirty. Try putting some cleaner in there. We recommend Deoxit which is readily available online.
    If you feel like you want to replace the switch, feel free to hit me up at customerexeperience@ernieball.com and I'll help you out.
    Thanks a lot Daniel. I am not sure if it's dirty as it's been tight since the time I have bought the guitar (more than 3 years now). But I will look into your suggestion for the cleaner.

    Thanks a lot for pitching in and helping out! Cheers.
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