Neck tele pickup a little loose

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  1. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Friend of Leo's

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    I gave guitar to luther its Fender standard telecaster MiM and he swapped new pickups today. The new ones are Texas Special. One thing that bothers me is the fact that neck pickup is a little loose . It can move slighlty back and forth. Im nto sure if i had it the same before. Any ideas?
     
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    installed correctly???

    put a piece of foam behind it
     
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    All pickups are like that. Unless I’m missing something. If it flops around while you’re playing that’s one thing. Maybe your tech forgot to install the tubing, or maybe the wood in the neck rout is stripped. But if you’re worried that the pickup moves back and forth a little bit when you apply a little pressure with your finger? Sleep well, my friend.
     
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    Like 8barlouie above says, it's okay if you can move it with your fingers, but it shouldn't move by just shaking the guitar.

    Mounting the neck pickup...whether it's mounted by hanging from the pickguard or screwed into the body...is real simple stuff. Any idiot can do it, and if your guy successfully changed the pickup and it's not moving just by shaking the guitar, don't worry about it.
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Friend of Leo's

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    I made a video of it, it looks like this . Fine or not ?

     
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    Totally fine. If it bothers you though, put a piece of foam underneath the pickup, as already suggested. Should stabilize it a good bit.

    Nice set of pickups btw.
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks mate, if its okay its okay i might put a foam later . These new Texas Special pickups shreds, what a power :)
     
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    oh no ! your guitar is broken send it over here :);)

    Agreed on a bit of foam, that little movement is something not to worry much about, I've seen this on a ton of telecaster :)

    Play music and have fun !
     
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    Thanks :D , also frets were filled down, Action is super low. What a shred guitar.
     
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    I think ill put some foam cover from texas Pickups (from the box, just cut it a bit ) :)
     
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    That’s exactly what I did.
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Friend of Leo's

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    Or maybe ill just leave it :p
     
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    Superglue!
     
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    Duct tape :)
     
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    I have seen this problem a few times. Easiest remedy ( which I don't love) is get a new pickguard with screw holes for the front pickup. The springs and rubbers will hold it perfectly.
    Aesthetically, and correctness , it's not ideal.; however it is the quickest and easiest fix to that problem ( which is a perfect fit into the wood and no screws either side of the neck pickup).
    I have tried the foam trick but the pressure eventually " sinks" that pickup.
    Sorry Pal.
     
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    Crap, that’s better than my suggestion :)
     
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    Nah ill leave it, it seems its just how it suppouse to be :) .
     
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    Which pickguard would fit? Of coruse i need white one :D
     
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    @RoCkstAr256 any white guard with two holes either side of the front pickup rout. Try WD Music.com
     
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