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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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pickup selector knob falls off

Just did my first Telecaster (1996 50th anniversary limited addition American Telecaster) gig last night after 35 plus years of being a Strat player,...........the Tele just screamed, all styles of music and I think it sticks out in the mix clearer as well. I noticed my left hand was a fret out of place when switching positions while playing, it felt like the neck was longer in relation to the body of the Strat. A very fun guitar to play.
However, during the second song into the night the pickup selector knob (black plastic) took off and I was left shifting around all night with the blade. I found the knob at the end of the night during tear-down. Any suggestions on how to tighten that knob on without glue?

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Old August 16th, 2009, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure the plastic knob isn't cracked or damaged where it goes on. If so, best to buy a new one. They're cheap and all the parts guys sell them. But, what I do, is use a ViseGrip and squeeze the tab to put some serrations in it.
Also puts a little bend in it. And, that will tighten-up the fit of the knob to the blade. Otherwise, I'd use a little glue. Doesn't have to be SuperGlue but some
less permanent glues will keep it in place, just as long as you want it there.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 09:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Shim stock. Or, very carefully with pliers, put a bend in the end of the switch blade, so it "appears" thicker to the old cap. Or just pay a couple of bucks and get a new knob, as the old knob is probably a bit bigger inside than when new.
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Oh....I've also trimmed a piece of electrical tape and put one wrap around the blade. That grips the knob well, also.
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put a dab of CA in the knob, oh, a new knob.....push it on... and fuggudabouit... when you want to remove it, wrap something in cloth to protect the guitar's surface, then use a small lever to pry it off.... works every time...

Those that will whine about the knob being hard to remove (it's not).... do ya wannit to stay on or not?

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Thanks guys, lot's of suggestions, this is such a great site for Telecaster expertise. I'll try to post a picture of some of my guitars.....only one Tele...................so far.......
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WHAT!! one Tele!!! Why. . Why. . . . WHYYYY... That's a great start... and welcome to the party Biker....
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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yours fell off!

There's a guy posting today who's broke in two ! (he knocked it over with a hoover)
That has shocked a lot of people!
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put a dab of CA in the knob, oh, a new knob.....push it on... and fuggudabouit... when you want to remove it, wrap something in cloth to protect the guitar's surface, then use a small lever to pry it off.... works every time...

Those that will whine about the knob being hard to remove (it's not).... do ya wannit to stay on or not?

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What Ron sez...and let's be Honest, how often to you ever change the control plate or the switch on a Tele ?.....Superglue the Dude !
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Yours fell off!

There's a guy posting today who's broke in two ! (he knocked it over with a hoover)
That has shocked a lot of people!

Were you vacuuming too, guitarbiker? ... Hee, hee!
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I agree with Ron and melle. As an alternative, here is a method I use. I use diagonal cutters to make a barb (or two) on the switch handle.



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What Ron sez...and let's be Honest, how often to you ever change the control plate or the switch on a Tele ?.....Superglue the Dude !
Once every 40 years!
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Old August 16th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Use a strat switchtip. Its the only kind that stay on.
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I hold it down low with a needle nose, and use a cutting diag cutting pliers on the tip to put a slight rotational bend on the tip. The tips stay on well after doing this for me.
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I use Terry's method. Also another way to make it stick 'till you want to remove it is a dab of rtv/silicone. Stays rubbery and pliable sorta' like a synthetic booger.
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I use Terry's method. Also another way to make it stick 'till you want to remove it is a dab of rtv/silicone. Stays rubbery and pliable sorta' like a synthetic booger.
But a tone killer!


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I always take mine off... they just get in the way to me and i am use to using the blade on the fly.
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......Stays rubbery and pliable sorta' like a synthetic booger.

You'll never be able to get vintage twang with a synthetic booger on your Tele!!
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You'll never be able to get vintage twang with a synthetic booger on your Tele!!

Exactly what I am talking [typing] about.
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That would be a Great name for a Rock Band......
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