loose tele neck pickup

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  1. strings4v

    strings4v Member

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    I have a Telecaster with a pickguard. A problem I have now with the neck pickup is that it won't stay down. It firmly sticks in position when I have it set really high. But at that point strings are touching the pickup.
    I have rubber tubings on the pickup screws and I had the same problem with a previous pickup (I swapped it)
    Can anyone give me a hand please?
     
  2. gkoelling

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    Is the pickup screwed into the body, or are the height adjustment screws going through the pickguard?
     
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    I'm guessing maybe the tubings are too short?
     
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    through the pickguard.
     
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    Turn the screws counter clockwise and lower them to where you want them. Then check if the tubing is making contact.

    BTW, never tell your girlfriend your tube is too short.
     
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    LOL
    but yeah I'll do that... I just put a set of fresh Elixirs.. so I have to wait a couple months to restring them. When it's time to restring, I'll open up the guard and check while I'm there.
     
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    You can also put a capo on the 1st fret to hold the strings in place. Loosen the neck bolts enough to tilt the neck back. Remove the pickguard screws and take a look.

    Guys with heel adjust truss rods have been doing that for decades.
     

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