Free-Way Switch

A Revolution for Electric Guitarists

Designing and manufacturing products for the music sector for many years, NSF Controls' Free-Way™ is a real success story with its growing range of products going from strength to strength.


Free-Way™ is a trademark of AB Design and the products are manfucatured in the UK by NSF Controls Ltd

Delivering vast tonal flexibility from a single control, the guitarist is able to select any of the instrument's pickup settings.

The Free-Way™ products are developed and produced in the UK using high-quality materials, and can be installed on electric guitars at manufacture or retro-fitted.

When a Free-Way™ products is fitted to a guitar, the guitar maintains its classic looks and condition yet delivers vast tonal flexibility from a single control, allowing the guitarist to select any of the instrument's pickup settings.


Free-Way™ Easy Fit - The new and improved Free-Way model

Building on the success of the 3x3-05 Free-Way™ Ultra and the 3x3-03 Free-Way™ Original, the Free-Way™ Easy Fit has been designed for even easier installation.

The new 3x3-07 Free-Way™ Easy Fit combines 6-position Free-Way™ switching with a pre-wired cable harness which is factory terminated onto the switch.

Offering trade friendly installation with flexibility for coil-tapping; piezo pickup and three pickup guitars, the result is a fast professional standard install into any LP (or similar) format guitar with ease.

 Please link here to access and download Free-Way switch schematics


The Free-Way™ 6 Position Toggle Switch

Proving popular on the professional electric guitar circuit, the Free-Way™ switch makes the pickup selector feels like a normal 3-way toggle giving Neck, Neck and Bridge and Bridge selections.

In addition, the Free-Way™ switch, with its revolutionary action, also moves into another three forward positions opening up a whole new dimension in natural tone.

The 05 & 03 Free-Way™ Switches

3x3-05 Free-Way™ Ultra

The Free-Way™ Ultra provides 6-position switching with 28 terminal connections for creating the most sophisticated wiring circuits.

Each of the 6 positions is accessible and can have almost any pickup arrangement required. The Ultra measures 35mm in diameter and is very compact. It can be retro-fitted to most guitars.

 Please link here to access and download Free-Way switch schematics


3x3-03 Free-Way™ Original V2

A switch that provides distinct switching action for fast intuitive changes. The gold plated solder pad terminations make installation easy and eliminate electrical noise.

 Please link here to access and download Free-Way switch schematics


Free-Way™ Switch main features:

High-Quality Materials

The solid construction of stainless steel metalwork, gold plated terminals and glass-filled nylon mouldings have been endurance tested beyond 1 million operations.
Positive Index Positional ControlProviding a distinct switching action for fast intuitive changes between positions.
Expansive Pickup Configurations

Vast tonal flexibility from a single control. 

Coil-split, 3 pickup, piezo, series, phase parallel, HSH, HSS, SSS and many more custom schemes. Almost infinite possibilities. 

Multiple Gold Plated Solder Pad TerminationsMaking installation easy and eliminating noise from mechanical construction.
Compact, Concentric DesignFits directly into 35mm diameter cavity for retro-fit into Les Paul style guitars. 
Standard Toggle TipAvailable in a nickel or gold finish and can be purchased with a choice of toggle tip colours - cream, black and gold - making it visually indistinguishable from a traditional 3-way toggle switch.

Please click here to access more Free-Way schematics and for templates to help with fit
and size

Selected stockists

The 3x3 guitar switches are now available to buy from:

 Please contact us if you require more information about the stockists and where to buy.


A Luthier's View

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