Up to 15% Off Select Gear with code: ROCKSTAR
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español
Accessories Sale -Final Day - 15% off qualifying orders $25 or more
Top Rated
Fender Logo
SKU 
361330 000000000

Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch

  • Write a Review

Used on many Custom Shop instruments, this switch allows you to change your Telecaster's pickup wiring from series to parallel for increased output a...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $2499.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 200 reward points.

See All Fender Toggle Switches for Fretted Instruments
OVERVIEW

Tele tone can be fattened up easily with this switch.

Used on many Custom Shop instruments, this switch allows you to change your Telecaster's pickup wiring from series to parallel for increased output and a fatter tone with the flick of a switch.


Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Fender4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Functional (5)
  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gives Tele players an added tone

The 4th position puts the pickups in series producing a "humbucker" or "fat" sound. In addition, if used with Texas specials you get hum cancelling in...Read complete review

The 4th position puts the pickups in series producing a "humbucker" or "fat" sound. In addition, if used with Texas specials you get hum cancelling in positions 2 and 4. For Am standard neck pickups you must separate the ground from the common wire (3 wire pickup)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Switch - Horrible Documentation

The switch itself is a great piece of hardware. That fourth position gives a nice boost in output and fatness. The quality of the switch is excellent, and I have had no problems...Read complete review

The switch itself is a great piece of hardware. That fourth position gives a nice boost in output and fatness. The quality of the switch is excellent, and I have had no problems gigging with my tele since installing it. Unfortunately, the documentation is another story...

The instructions Fender provides are awful and incomplete. This is not a minor wiring mod. It requires, among other things, removing a small ground wire from the neck pickup. Not only do the instructions not explain this or show a diagram, but the instructions use two sets of terminology for the pickups and it's easy to get the two confused. (I know, I know...you probably think I'm an idiot for getting the two confused, but read the included "instructions" and you'll understand.)

Bottom line: while I may not be a pro tech, I have done many guitar mods in the past and this was a doozy. The ONLY reason I was able to figure out how to rewire this thing successfully was because I found a set of instructions with pictures on some individual's website (in Spanish) that illustrated what to do.

Good job manufacturing this switch, Fender, but you need to hire some better technical writers for your accessories' documentation.

Reviewed by 12 customers

Displaying reviews 1-12

Back to top

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great Switch - Horrible Documentation

By Strict9

from Las Vegas

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

  • Awful documentation

Best Uses

    Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

    The switch itself is a great piece of hardware. That fourth position gives a nice boost in output and fatness. The quality of the switch is excellent, and I have had no problems gigging with my tele since installing it. Unfortunately, the documentation is another story...

    The instructions Fender provides are awful and incomplete. This is not a minor wiring mod. It requires, among other things, removing a small ground wire from the neck pickup. Not only do the instructions not explain this or show a diagram, but the instructions use two sets of terminology for the pickups and it's easy to get the two confused. (I know, I know...you probably think I'm an idiot for getting the two confused, but read the included "instructions" and you'll understand.)

    Bottom line: while I may not be a pro tech, I have done many guitar mods in the past and this was a doozy. The ONLY reason I was able to figure out how to rewire this thing successfully was because I found a set of instructions with pictures on some individual's website (in Spanish) that illustrated what to do.

    Good job manufacturing this switch, Fender, but you need to hire some better technical writers for your accessories' documentation.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gives Tele players an added tone

    By JT-DlNKa

    from IL

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

    The 4th position puts the pickups in series producing a "humbucker" or "fat" sound. In addition, if used with Texas specials you get hum cancelling in positions 2 and 4. For Am standard neck pickups you must separate the ground from the common wire (3 wire pickup)

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Must for any Tele owner

    By Tele Master

    from South Haven, MI

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

    If your serious about tone and finding a the right upgrade for your Tele this is the one you've been waiting for it will give a added dimention of tone you will not be able to find in any other guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gr-r-r-r-eat!!!!!

    By Bob Montgomery

    from SE Michigan

    Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

    I installed this in my '52 RI Tele with a S/D 1/4 pounder in the bridge and an EMG in the neck.....The combination afforded by the 4 way is wonderful. I'm about to install a 4 way in my Standard Tele which has a Little '59 in the bridge and a Fender TEX-MEX at the neck position.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great mod, easy to install

    By PF

    from Tucker, GA

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

        The Fender 4-Way Telecaster Switch is simple to install and increases the tonal versatility of your Telecaster.

        I was apprehensive about attempting installation of this switch after reading comments on the web about Fender's wiring schematic being wrong. After finding differing wiring diagrams on other sites, I decided to use Fender's diagram included with the switch. I installed it along with a set of DiMarzio True Velvet T pickups (which sound great and include a third ground wire, which means you don't have to perform surgery on the pups in order to create the third wire for use with the 4-way switch) in my new MIM ash Tele, and it works perfectly.

        The new 4th position sounds great! The tone that results from having both pickups wired in series is thicker, louder, and darker than the 2nd position (where both pickups are in parallel). Since you retain the original Tele tones in positions 1, 2, and 3, why wouldn't you increase your Tele's tonal possibilities by installing this switch?

         
        5.0

        Sturdy and useful

        By Youse

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

        I was surprised to find how often I use the series option this switch allows. I've got them on all my Teles now.

         
        5.0

        Figured out why it didn't work at first

        By Mike

        from Chicagoland

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

          This is an addendum to my previous review on this switch. So, after checking the TDPRI forum I found a few others with the same problem. When I took a really close look, the slot on the cover plate was just interfering with the operation of the switch at at the #1 and 4 positions ... long story short I took a dremel to the slot and opened it up lengthwise and now have all four positions, including the fat series sound. Finally! Now it's a complete and worthwhile mod - sweet!
          I guess squeezing four into three is just a bit tight. The tone control still doesn't do anything, but the wiring is fine, so I just ordered another anyway - guess I fried it or the capacitor when soldering.

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By JD

          from Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

              Works great.

               
              5.0

              It did the trick

              By Lordfakie

              from Orl

              About Me Experienced

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

                  Not many options for a 4way tele switch out there. This is one of the few available but it seems good quality and everything worked how it should.

                   
                  5.0

                  4 way switch upgrade on a Squier Tele

                  By HDBluesman

                  from NC

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

                      Upgraded a Squier Tele with Texas Special PUPs and this 4 way switch. The new Series position has a stronger, higher output sound that further complements the tone range of the Texas Specials. I highly recommend this mod. One note on a Squier Affinity Tele the switch required the mounting holes to be drilled out a little wider and the switch slot needed to be lengthened a little (also done via a drill bit). You will have to make sure all of the wire connections are located to the side of the switch versus the bottom. If not you will been to slightly deepen the Switch/Pot cavity to accomodate the new switch. All said pretty simple and well worth the ten minutes of extra effort for the mod.

                       
                      4.0

                      Worthwhile Mod

                      By Mike

                      from Chicago

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                      • Not USA

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

                        The 4 way circuit is the way to get the most out of two pickup setups. The extra position is to put the two pickups in series for a full, boosted sound as opposed to the parallel, where the sound is diminished.

                        There are two ways to wire this switch, with schematics available online. I like the non-standard wiring where the outside positions are the neck and bridge and the inside are series and parallel blend.

                        The best thing about the Fender switch is the included tip, which is a savings.

                        I would prefer a CRL switch but it seems they are no longer available. This switch is adequate and I haven't had any failures yet.

                         
                        5.0

                        careful, dead spot

                        By rusty mcrae

                        from Nashville TN

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Pros

                        • Useful

                        Cons

                        • Dead Spot

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Fender 4-Way Telecaster Pickup Selector Mod Switch:

                        If you switch carelessly and get it in between the two middle positions you have no sound. Nevertheless I want to put it on all my teles because I won't always have to carry a les paul around.

                        Displaying reviews 1-12

                        Back to top

                        You are changing the Ship-To country.

                        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.