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Calling ABR-1 and Callaham Experts! How do I remove a Callaham Conversion Stud?

snikker

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Calling ABR-1 and Callaham Experts!

How do I remove a Callaham Conversion Stud on a Gibson Les Paul without damaging the nitro finish?

One of them is steady like a rock. Perhaps it is glued in.

I tried by pulling really, really hard and by using the thumb wheel.

Any good advice out there?
 

walterw

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hold a soldering iron against it for 10-15 seconds, then thread the thumbwheel on it and pull it out.
 

snikker

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Thanks for your immediate reply!

Unfortunately it doesn´t work even after several times.
 
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walterw

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Then you didn't get it hot enough. The stud has smooth sides, so there's nothing holding it in there but glue.
 

snikker

Member
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I finally did it.

You were right, Walter.

My old and trusty 40 Watt soldering iron did it without damaging the stud and/or the finish.

Many, many thanks again for your help, Walter. It´s greatly appreciated!
 




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