How To Keep the Selector Switch on?

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  1. kingpinboogie

    kingpinboogie TDPRI Member

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    I'm SURE this is a topic that has been covered here- Is there a way to keep the switch tip on firmly, yet still able to take it off for repair? Please direct me! Thanks my fellow Tele Spankers!:D
     
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    A set screw on the switch tip would do it.
    Anybody market or manufacture one?
    Something made of metal would be better.
    I just put a little white (Elmer's) glue in the slot on the tip and jam it on.
    Lasts about 3 or 4 gigs, then I have to do it again.
     
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    Just put a slight twist on the switch stem. Hold the base of stem firmly with small pliers, then with another pair, twist the remaining few millimeters slightly. you'll then have a nice firm grip on your tip. (oo-er!)
     
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    had the same problem. just put a small strip of electrical tape around the switch then push the tip back on. if its too tight then cut some off and stick it back on. easy and no glue to deal with and no danger of damaging the switch.
     
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    I used a bit of plumbers tape. It was loose but is now fairly tight yet easily removable if I need to. Hey I happened to have some okay, you know the odd washer that needs doing. I can't afford a plumber for stuff like that.

    Kristina
     
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    I just use a small piece of blue 3m painter's tape folded over on both sides of the metal portion that the switch tip slides onto. It holds it on there firm, but you can still take it off easily.

    Bob
     
  9. kingpinboogie

    kingpinboogie TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, Fellas!

    I'm gettin' out my diagonal cutters as we speak- Thanks for hippin' me to this.
     
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    Switch tip replacement

    .22lr shell casing, maybe trim it, cram it on and crimp it tight.
    Works for me!

    -Dale
     
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