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Not everything is talked about, found new detail on vintage telecaster

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Velorex, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. Velorex

    Velorex Tele-Meister

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    Hi,
    on my 78, first owner i noticed this when i bought her, still there.
    Blue colour on screws.
    IMG_20210327_155147387.jpg
     
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    54c862319180a_-_0107-autoclin-thread.jpg

    It might just be that someone used Loctite to hold them in place.
     
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    Locktite thread locker.
     
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    Yup.
     
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  5. Velorex

    Velorex Tele-Meister

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    It came from the fender factory this way.

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  6. Velorex

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    Don,t forget to use loctite when you fake a seventies telecaster(Joke).

    velorex
     
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    Or the store, if they set it up before selling.
     
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    242 loctite.
     
  9. Velorex

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    99% sure it was done in the factory.
    Must be more seventies owners finding these loctite traces.

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  10. Papa Rufus

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    Many fasteners, set screws in particular, are "pre-treated" with loctite when they are produced. When dry they give a certain level of interference when installed and resist backing out due to vibration etc.
     
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    Blue locktite really makes those highs sing.
     
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    OK, here is my theory:
    Someone on the seventies assembly line
    had the job to pre mount the saddles with height screws fixed with loctite and put them in the parts box.
    The next worker srewed the hole bridge assembly together.

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    Okay, next week on ebay:

    "Dried blob of genuine Loctite from 1970s telecaster. Essential element for authentic vintage tele restoration. $500."
     
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    Nup. Mr Fender never used that. I'd say the shop did that.

    These guitars had an accessory six barrel bridge - it came standard on the Tele Custom, and they were known rattlers, the screws would back off like mongrels. I'd say the store guitar wrangler took it upon himself to save some warranty hassles/new owner complaints.

    My 78 had no thread locker on anything.
     
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    Red Loctite has higher resistance. Fatter tone.
     
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    Is the OP asking what it is or who applied it?

    Regardless it's been answered.

    This thread is a reminder to pick some up.
     
  17. Velorex

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    The OP knows what it is and is shure who applied it but would like to know if other proud seventies owners regarded this on their screws.

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    Helps with playing the blues, I guess.
     
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    And is hex key-twisting semi-permanent. :eek:
     
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