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Replacing Buttons

BrownDog

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Jul 17, 2001
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I have a set of repo buttons coming from Elderly Instruments to replace the green-tinted ones currently on my '59 RI.

For those who have done this, is it OK to do this mod (heat the "post," slid tht old button off and slip the repo on) while the tuners are still on the instrument OR should I take the tuners off to do this? Also, is it advantageous to add a drop of super glue to the post tip before sliding the new button on?

Thanks. With tone and oneness, Mike.
 

Charlie R57

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Jul 15, 2001
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I took mine off for more working room, and they will get
very Hot. I held mine in a vise and used a thin nosed
vise grip 1/8" tip against the body of the tuner as
a heat sink. There is a plastic washer just inside the
housing that you dont want to melt
Did'nt use any glue. I guess it would'nt hurt.
 

Dave Paetow

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Definitley take the tuners off the guitar. You will need a heat sink on the shaft so the nylon bushings don't melt inside.

I don't know if glue will do much good, as you will have to heat the tip of the shaft up pretty hot to get the knob to slide on.
 

BrownDog

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Jul 17, 2001
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Thanks

Thanks for the input - very helpful indeed.

With tone and oneness, Mike.
 
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