Username: Password:

Author Topic: Steve Howe Toggle Switch Cap?  (Read 2495 times)


  • Flyweight
  • *
  • Posts: 89
    • Cabinets of Curiosity
Steve Howe Toggle Switch Cap?
« on: June 20, 2016, 03:28:14 AM »
Hey everyone, I have a pretty specific dilemma and I was wondering if anyone could help me out.

I've got myself an Epiphone ES-175 that I absolutely adore, and I've been in the process of hot-rodding the cr@p out of it. Pretty much everything has been upgraded, so now I'm just homing on on little aesthetic things; specifically the toggle switch cap.

I'm a huge Yes fan, and I've noticed that Steve Howe's 175 has this flat switch cap. I'm not sure if it's unique to his guitar, or maybe it's something they did for a few years of production. It almost looks like a smaller version of the tuning machine pegs that Gibson uses.

I was wondering if anyone knew of anyplace that makes/ sells such a switch cap. I can't seem to find one anywhere online. Not that it would really be the end of the world, but I'm pretty curious. Thanks! I'll attach some pics for reference.
BKPs: BN,Mule,VHII,Nantucket,SM,MM,CS,PK,WP


  • Middleweight
  • *****
  • Posts: 7452
Re: Steve Howe Toggle Switch Cap?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2016, 09:26:55 AM »
I have no idea where you could get such a thing, but it is very elegant  :cool:. Good luck!
Quote from: AndyR
you wouldn't use the meat knife on crusty bread but, equally, the serrated knife and straight edge knife aren't going to go through raw meat as quickly


  • Strawweight
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • BKPs:
Re: Steve Howe Toggle Switch Cap?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 03:35:54 PM »
Hi...i am a new user here. Even i don't have the idea this thing that from where you can get it from. First time i am watching this. But one thing you can do if you want to try, build it yourself. Just share the specifications of your toggle switch with dimensions also.

low cost pcb assembly
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 09:39:27 PM by peterjohn48115 »

Plenum n Heather

  • Lightweight
  • ***
  • Posts: 689
  • BKPs:
Re: Steve Howe Toggle Switch Cap?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 08:48:06 PM »
Looks like a repurposed uke machine head!