Knob set screws

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  1. saleake

    saleake Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    At zero volume, where are the set screws on a new telecaster positioned; six o’clock?
     
  2. JRapp

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    Well, I like to set them so the set screw is in line with the switch lever at full volume and tone. Easy to see where the volume and tone is set.
     
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  3. Bob Arbogast

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    Yes. This gives a quick visual reference in the most important segment of the control's range.
     
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    Set screws at full volume are at three o’clock. I like that. Thank you.
     
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    Whatever works for you. I just got in the habit of doing that years ago and it just looks right to me.
     
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    Set screw pointing straight forward (to the switch) at full volume so you can see 180 degrees of sweep.
     
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  7. Peegoo

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    If you're using knobs with set screws on split-shaft pots, make dang sure to place the knob on the pot shaft so the set screw locks into the slot, like this:

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    Having the set screw lock against one of the split halves will bend it inward and break it.
     
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    Problem solved. You’re welcome. My pleasure is to assist.

    Do this:

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    I just installed 4 on my old Kramer. The problem with this thinking is that all set screws aren't pointed like your illustration. Mine all had a blunt end.
     
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    That's okay...a blunt end is fine too.

    You can use diagonal cutters to snip out a little rectangle of hard thin plastic, e.g., a 1mm guitar pick, and jam it into the slot. That allows you to place the set screw anywhere on the split shaft with no danger of crushing one of the halves.
     
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    I've got mine set up so that on full volume, they are facing me (we'll say 1:00 position). That way, i am able to see if I'm set up for soloing {1:00) or rhythm (11:00).
     
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    I just use my ears.
     
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