View Full Version : Securing Tele Volume Knob?
02-15-2010, 01:58 PM
The volume knob on my Mexican Tele keeps loosening up. It's a knurled set-screw type knob on a round metal shaft pot. I tighten the setscrew, it stays tight for a gig or two, then loosens up so that the knob spins rather than turning the shaft. I've considered using a little locktite on it, or filing the shaft a little so it's a little more like a D-shaft. I've considered putting a wrap of electrical tape around the shaft to give the knob something to bite into. I don't know for sure that any of these will work, or won't cause some unforeseen problems.
Anyone have any hints or suggestions?
02-15-2010, 05:52 PM
You could try a little clear nail polish on the threads. That holds well enough in many situations but is easy to break when you need to back out the screw.
02-15-2010, 09:45 PM
My CS tele does the same thing on both volume or tone. I do a lot of swells, and if the pot shaft freezes, the knob comes right off. It was fine for the first few years, but the knobs just are crap, I hate 'em. I replaced the pot on mine with the split type and use a strat knob. Looks better, feels better and stays put!
02-15-2010, 10:14 PM
bag the little straight-slot screw for a hex screw. this will let you use an angled allen wrench with a lot more torque than a tiny screwdriver.
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