Selector switch knob

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by vishnu, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. vishnu

    vishnu Tele-Meister

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    On the cs 52s........is that a standard fit? My knob fell off! :(
     
  2. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Tele selector switch knobs always fall off, and you will get all sorts of advice on how to fix it. I took a couple pictures last time I fixed mine, illustrating my favorite (i.e. "the correct") method.

    Gently squeeze the switch's blade two of three times with a pair of diagonal cutters, like this:

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    ... leaving burrs in the metal like this:

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    Then reinstall the switch tip and it will stay on.
     
  3. vishnu

    vishnu Tele-Meister

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    Sorted...thanks man :)
     
  4. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

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    In my experience, the barrel tip falls off because it's hollow around the slot, and one of the narrow ends of the slot gets blown out. A solid piece of plastic with a simple slot in it (like a Strat tip) doesn't do this.
     
  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    I prefer the smaller profile Strat tip anyway.
     
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