Installation and Wiring Diagrams

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Installation Guidelines

Installing the Tesi Switch is simple.  Your package will include basic instructions, and listed below are various wiring diagrams that will help you along your journey.


If you're drilling a hole please note that the size listed for the switch IS the actual mounting hole size.  


Here are a few tips:  

Drilling in wood:       *If you are not confident in your skills, please have a professional install your switch. You can refer to our list of installation partners below, or a tech that you trust.        

-Use masking or painters tape to cover the finish of your guitar to prevent chipping around the hole.
-Mark the hole using the properly sized hole template so you know how big to make it

-Use a Forstner Bit to make the hole, using a high-speed drill.  A cordless drill will work fine. When drilling, move through the finish and wood very slowly. This is the best way to make a clean hole.        

-It's always best to make a hole slightly smaller than necessary and then use a reamer to finish the job, tiny bit by tiny bit.         

-Remember that once you drill the hole too big, there's no going back to just the right size.

Drilling in a pickguard:        

-Taping the pickguard will be helpful for marking where the hole will go, but will not have any affect on the plastic as it shouldn't crack or peel when drilled.

-Forstner bits are still the best, but any drill bit that is easy to control will do. If you are using a standard drill bit, use an awl or something sharp to center the bit on the pickguard.
-Move slowly to make sure the hole is clean.
-It's always best to make a hole slightly smaller than necessary and then use a reamer to finish the job, tiny bit by tiny bit.         

-Remember that once you drill the hole too big, there's no going back to just the right size.

For tips or questions, please contact us. 

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Add a pickguard. We'll even drill the hole for you!

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Professional Installation

Installation Partners

These are folks we have worked with in the past and know their stuff when it comes to installing your Tesi Switch.  


ARIZONA

Atomic Guitar Works

Peoria, AZ

623-878-4127

www.atomicguitarworks.com


ARKANSAS

Sigler Music

Conway, AR

800-281-6607

www.siglermusiconline.com


CALIFORNIA

True Tone Music

Santa Monica, CA

310-393-8232

www.truetonemusic.com


BroadAxe Guitars

Costa Mesa, CA

714-705-9368

www.broadaxeguitars.com


CONNECTICUT

812 Guitars

Greenwich, CT

203-969-5987

www.facebook.com/812GUITAR/


FLORIDA

Hollywood Guitar Shop

Dania Beach, FL

786-975-8720

www.andygreenpedals.com


Mick Donner Guitar Repair

7705 Ann Ballard Rd

Tampa, FL 33634

813-304-2560

www.electraguitar.com


INDIANA

Sweetwater Sound

5501 US-30

Fort Wayne, IN 46818 

800-222-4700

www.sweetwater.com



NEW YORK

CHS Custom Guitars

Carmel, NY 

845-646-1739 (send text)

www.facebook.com/CHSCUSTOMGUITARS/


OHIO

Dmara Guitars (Doug Frye)

Sharonville, OH

513-GUITARS

www.dmara.com


TENNESSEE

Tesi Switch

Nashville, TN

541-944-7953

www.tesiswitch.com


TEXAS

Tone Shop Guitars

Addison, TX

972-661-8663

www.toneshopguitars.com


Fuller's Guitar

116 North Loop

Houston, TX 77008

713-880-2188

www.fullersguitar.com


WASHINGTON

Mark's Guitar Shop

Spokane, WA

www.marksguitarshop.com

509-325-8353





This is not intended to be an exclusive list of installers. There are many capable shops out there with the ability to install our switch.  If your favorite shop is not on this list, please have them contact us to be listed among the installation partners.

Tesi Switch Installation

Tesi Switch is located on the outskirts of Nashville, TN.  


If you prefer to have us handle the installation, we are happy to do so.  


You will be responsible for the shipping of your instrument, the cost of the parts as well as a reasonable labor cost to install your kill switch.


We can also do electronics repair, pickup installation and custom electronic schematics.  


Installation time can vary depending on the work load, but we pride ourselves in quality work with a fast turn-around time.

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