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Replacing Tele Pick Guard when Bridge P/U is Mounted to Body

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Emgeesea, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. peteycaster

    peteycaster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Also try lowering the pickup as far as it will go and bring it back up atetr the pg is in place.
     
  2. loudboy

    loudboy Tele-Meister

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    The adjustment screws are hidden by the pickguard.
     
  3. hmemerson

    hmemerson Tele-Meister Vendor Member

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    The neck pickup has either springs or rubber sleeves around the screws, although there is sometimes a piece of dense foam rubber under the pickup bottom. They push the pickup up and the screws work against that pressure, so......

    If you were to push down on the pickup, it SHOULD move, right?

    If the springs or rubber are too strong they could be replaced with softer ones. This would make it much easier to swap out pickguards.

    .....and no: Removing the neck will not appreciably change your set up provided that any shims (if there were any used) are put back exactly where they were located.

    It ain't rocket science. Leo had a method to his madness.

    Regards,
    Howard Emerson
     
  4. Telecasterless

    Telecasterless Friend of Leo's

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    C'mon dude, unnecessary.

    Copy/paste. That's it. It works.
     
  5. Esetter1

    Esetter1 TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Loosen the neck just a hair to free the guard material under the overhang. The neck pickup is usually mounted over a spongey material or through springs so it can be pushed down a bit to allow the PG to come off.
    Just make sure the screws through the neck cavity aren't binding when you tighten them back down.
     
  6. hamerfan

    hamerfan Tele-Meister

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    That's why Leo had only 21 frets on his necks.
     
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