CLUB "51" The Squier 51 Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by bfgz, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Somerled

    Somerled TDPRI Member

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    Hi there, I had a similar thing.
    I replaced the pickup selector knob with a chickenhead on my '51 as the chrome dome knob didn't seem to work right. It turned out that the plastic insert inside the chrome bit was very slightly slack and I could rotate it inside the knob, which ain't much good.
    Perhaps a touch of superglue would fix it if you want to retain the original knob?
    Cheers,
    Pete
     
  2. ellisvertellis

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    Thanks for the info!!

    I might use glue or wedge it with something… The problem with glue is that you probably won't get it of again without breaking it. On the other hand; you'd only want to take it off again when the pot is broken anyway, so.

    Thanks again, Pete!
     
  3. Somerled

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    Take the knob off and see if you can find a way to get some superglue between the metal and plastic part. Thin super glue, not gel works best. Also after the glue is applied and when it is still wet poking the joint with a needle helps the glue flow down a bit too.

    Leave overnight.
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    Ensure that no glue gets into the splined bit as it wont fit back on the pot so dont use gorilla glue as that foams and expands.
     
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  4. Les Gear

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    Aw shucks . . . you move me!

    Like yourself, I didn't warm to the tuxedo and didn't want to spend more than a few bucks to do anything about it. And yet, everybody knows that if you want the woody sound you have to go with the woody look . . .

    [​IMG]

    And that's where kitchen contact paper comes in. It cost a full $3.99 for enough to cover about twenty-five pickguards (or one pickguard and a bunch of kitchen shelves). But it's all about supply and demand, y'know? That stuff doesn't grow on trees!

    With the DarkSound Custom Paper, 250k volume pull-pot, knobs from the collection and a five-dollar used Dean upgrade neck pickup, I think this guy is about where it's going to be. Happy owner . . . struggling player!
     
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  5. GuitarJonz

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    How about just using a better knob, with set screw, so you'll never have that slippage again? I used one on my volume, and now also have a good visual indicator of where the volume is set.
     
  6. Warren Schimizzi

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  7. cam.man67

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    Ok, I know it's been done at least once, but I'd like to hear from any of you that have put a Jazzmaster trem on your '51. Is the body thick enough that the spring doesn't have to be cut down? I love JM trems, and am toying with this mod on my '51 test mule.

    I'm also considering a GFS Hofner-style, but really would prefer the JM Aesthetic.

    Pic for reference:
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  8. Strebs

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    I just ordered one of these in blonde. I'm planning to use it as a mod platform with an Allparts RW neck that I have, and a Dimarzio zebra DP103 in the bridge. I'll probably put a 50s style single coil in the neck. Anyway, I would prefer a white pickguard over the black one that it comes with. Does anyone with a white pickguard want to trade for a black one?
     
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  9. PigBoy

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    I will. I've got a white one ply from a first run. PM me.
     
  10. cam.man67

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    Just took this this morning:
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  11. Strebs

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    Are there any differences between the 1st run and the current batch?
     
  12. PigBoy

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    No clue.
     
  13. PigBoy

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    No clue as far as pickguard go.
     
  14. PigBoy

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    Sent you a PM.
     
  15. Strebs

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    Replied
     
  16. wierzbowski

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    I just took my 51 apart and sanded it down to repaint it. I dont want to tear out the wood during the reassembly so Id like to build up the bridge holes with cyanoacrelate. Is there any preferred method to doing that?
     
  17. Michael A.

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    I've done that by using the water-thin CA and just dripping a couple of drops in each hole. The 51's body is very soft inside the paint shell, as pointed out by Boris Bubbanov and others, so the CA helps make the columns of wood around the screw holes stronger. Don't make the mistake I made of trying to distribute the CA inside the screw holes with a pipe cleaner, the thin stuff sets up so fast, it was nearly impossible to remove the pipe cleaner. It also started to smoke!
     
  18. wierzbowski

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    Thank you much
     
  19. Brian Dress

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    Hey guys! These 51s look so cool! I'm torn between this or a cyclone. I really want an HS no guard tele but the pup config on the 51 and the cyclone is exactly what I'm looking for. Problem is how to decide!!
     
  20. Strebs

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    The 51 looks pretty cool without the pickguard. If the screw holes bother you, you could always fill them in with some epoxy and some touch up paint on the holes.
     
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