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wally wingert
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Shakespeare Switches...

Post by wally wingert » Sat May 04, 2013 3:08 pm

Hi...does anybody have a lead on good replacement switches for the ones in the WhizBang Shakespeare heads? My switch is busted and I'm looking for a supplier for a suitable replacement.

The switch is a Koino part #KH-3022-2.

Any help on this would be appreciated, since I suspect I'm not the only one who ever had to replace the switch on these things. Thanks!

w

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Re: Shakespeare Switches...

Post by Matt » Sun May 05, 2013 8:43 am

Hey Wally,
That is going to be tough to find in the US.Koina is Korean or Chinese??.Here is a nice/close replacement I found.http://www.ebay.com/itm/PBC-SS22PMA-2L- ... 5ad2563d3a

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Re: Shakespeare Switches...

Post by Ben Bentley » Tue May 14, 2013 5:56 am

Is it just the switch its self or the switch mechanism?

I know people here have tracked down what appeared to a close match to the TV bust switch. I recall it (hazily) as being either a VOX or Fender guitar amp dial rather than the squared off style that was fitted to the replicas we have.

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Re: Shakespeare Switches...

Post by Mistahand » Wed May 15, 2013 6:21 am

Depending on what you are switching, please be sure to get the right amperage for the job. The wrong size could overheat and start a fire... just BE CAREFUL

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Re: Shakespeare Switches...

Post by westbatman » Wed May 15, 2013 6:42 am

I used to "accurize" these Shakespeare busts but I did one for someone that was supposed to be an qualified electrician and he plugged it into a space heater! Not what the switch was intended for, hence I no longer do them.

Andy

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Re: Shakespeare Switches...

Post by wally wingert » Sat May 18, 2013 3:56 pm

Thanks guys! One of my pals in the tech department at "Tonight Show" found a couple of similar switches through his contacts. They're being shipped as we speak, so I'm hoping one of them does the trick. He said the technical specs of the new switches match the old one perfectly. So we'll see.

I"m having mine repaired (small crack on the Bard's forehead) and completely repainted. I figured while it was down for repair anyway, I may as well have the deluxe treatment done.

Thanks!

w

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Re: Shakespeare Switches...

Post by EHuffy » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:02 pm

Hey guys,

I also have a WhizBang bust and I think the switch mechanism is shot as it is becoming difficult to turn on and off. I am absolutely terrified to try and take it out or replace the switch myself as I don't want to damage the bust. Any thoughts or recommendations on what I could do or if there is anyone out there who can replace these switches? Thanks for any input!

Eric

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