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Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by amstratnut, Apr 15, 2018.
I could stick a piece of thread in the hole to make it tighter.
Anybody got a better idea?
Try filling it with jb weld then drilling and tapping a new hole.
Plastic or fiber?
Or, depending how much room you have under the pickup, epoxy a nut to the underside
I had a little peice of a tiny zip tie from tying pupwires.
I stuffed that in the hole and it worked.
Glad you got it sorted for now! In the future, J-nuts want to be your friend! Available in nearly any size and/or offset configuration you could ever desire!
Just My $.02,
Id have trouble identifying screw size. Especially since pups screws dont seem to follow typical thread sizes. Not my forte.
I had that problem the other day and just went to the hardware store and bought a thin bolt and nut.
Why not just using a bigger screw with the same head?
All the best,
I fixed this problem by getting a small nut that matched the threading of the pickup adjustment screw. Then I put a VERY thin coat of JB Weld on the underside of the pickup bobbin making sure that none got down the screw hole, inserted the pickup adjustment screw into the bobbin hole, threaded the nut onto the screw a few turns, and put the pickup upside down on the edge of a book so that the screw was hanging down and pulling the nut against the JB Weld on the pickup bobbin. Next morning, the nut was solidly attached to the underside of the pickup bobbin, and the pickup was ready to be re-installed.
Once installed, how can you adjust the pickup height with the nut not solidly fixed and able to rotate when the bolt (screw) is rotated ? You have to get it right before you put the pickguard on, don't you ?
Exactly what I did...see my post, above.
I appreciate all the suggestions. Most of them assume I have the patience to wait till the next evening after work for a trip to the hardware store.
For now, my piece of plastic is working.
For a more permanent solution go to a sheet metal workshop and ask the guy's if they have any of these inserts, they expand into the re-drilled hole when the screw go's into them and are a nice secure fit.
I used JB Weld to hold the nut in place.
A lot of good and inventive solutions have been mentioned. J-nuts are cheap, easy, effective and completely reversible/replaceable! Whatever floats one's boat, but I know what works best for me. Of course, I'm a hardware and tool junkie!
Assuming non-metallic base plate:
Coat mounting screw with Vaseline
Screw in mounting screw from top
With JBWeld, or other epoxy compound:
With fingers, form, on the bottom of the base plate, around the screw threads, and extension of the existing threads.
Turn the screw slightly as the epoxy sets to ensure it does not bond to the epoxy.
Worked for me.