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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Grendel2000, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. Grendel2000

    Grendel2000 TDPRI Member

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    So I kinda hate the plastic POS that came with my MIM Tele.

    Any recommendations for a replacement that:

    1. Stays attached.

    2. Looks good with chrome / nickel hardware?

    Thanks!
     
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    Rutters sells a metal one with the same grippy pattern as on your typical Tele knobs.

    But if you just want the thing to stay on, a dab of super glue will keep it there, and is still easy enough to break off if/when you need to remove your switch from the control plate.
     
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    You could do the "reverse control plate" change and move that annoying switch out of the way.:)

    Then it is easier to do volume swells.:cool:
     
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    ^^All the above^^
     
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    Love my Rutters
     
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    I use a Strat tip on both my Teles....seem very secure. Here's one of them. 125.JPG
     
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    When I get asked to play, I consider it a miracle, so . . .
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    I use the top of a concentric bass switch , it's a wee bit off center but not terribly so. It won't work on a 4-way, tried one on the Baja.
    IMG_20180211_095743.jpg
     
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    I use a strat switch tip usually. I don't glue it on but sometimes I'll use masking tape ro get it a bit more snug.
     
  14. Grendel2000

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
     
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    Been using duct tape for years, and it's awful ..lol
     
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    Here's how to keep a plastic switch tip on a Tele or Strat.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Grendel2000

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    GREAT illustration! I'll give this a try!
     
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    Works good.
     
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    Just a teeny tiny pinch (as in the photo) is all that's required. Get too grippy with the cutters and the switch tip won't go on without a hammer.

    You're in California MD? Used to get down that way when Doug's Hobby was still there. I'm just north of you, in Crofton.
     
  20. Grendel2000

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    Will do!

    Yup - been down here for almost 10 years now... Never heard of Doug's but I sure wish we had a good hobby store down here these days!
     
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