hi Folks -
I had posted a while back about where to find the Seiden switches (45SG - 23 postition, dual-deck, shorting) like John used to carry. The Vendor in Japan that I got them from (Jack @ Tachyon) is actually the same place John got them... small world.
Anyway, they ran about $165/ea with shipping, and took 2-4 weeks to get them since they are apparently custom made to order.
Very nice switches, but pricey. I can see why everyone loves them, but can also see why John decided not to carry them any more - they are a lot of $.
So, if anyone else is interested in getting them, they are still available. If you need to know where, let me know and I will send you the link.