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removing knobs and switch tip

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by big jimmy, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. big jimmy

    big jimmy Tele-Holic

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    want to change out my pickguard. whats the best way to remove knobs and switch tip without damaging anything?
     
  2. kickz28

    kickz28 Tele-Holic

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    The knobs: Use two spoons to pry them off.
    The switch tip: pull on it.
     
  3. paulh

    paulh TDPRI Member

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    Apr 25, 2003
    Southside VA
    removing knobs

    I loop string under the knobs to pull them off without scratching the pick guard.
     
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  5. Frank Roberts

    Frank Roberts Tele-Meister

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Another old trick for removing Strat knobs is to wrap a cloth, like a polish cloth or old T-shirt, under the knob and pull straight up.
     
  6. big jimmy

    big jimmy Tele-Holic

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    2 spoons

    used the 2 spoonmethod, works great.
     
  7. photoweborama

    photoweborama Friend of Leo's

    Dec 16, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    I put a screwdriver under the knob, and then slip a pick under the screwdriver. Then pry up. Rotate the knob and repeat.
     
  8. mike_levitt

    mike_levitt Tele-Meister

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    Nov 13, 2004
    Rob DiStefano invented a great method that I've been using that's even more gentle than the spoons.

    Take an old leather belt, and cut about a 3" slit right through the middle - lengthwise. Then just thread the knob into the slit - like a buttonhole, and pull straight up.

    It works great, and is totally non-invasive.

    Thanks Rob!!!!!

    Mike
     
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