Oops - Broke something while removing vol/tone knobs...

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  1. CyberFerret

    CyberFerret Member

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    Well, I've done this a few dozen times without issue, but today, while helping my son remove the volume and tone knobs from his Gibson SG Special (using the good old shoelace method), I completely ripped out the pot shaft on the tone pot...

    :bitch

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    Oh well, a trip to Ye Olde Guitar Shoppe tomorrow to buy a new pot methinks... :D
     
  2. RTR

    RTR Supporting Member

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    Nah! A little dab of superglue will do ya. :D
     
  3. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    Oops.
    Time for new pot.
     
  4. mschafft

    mschafft Member

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    Never happened to me with the old 2 thick pick trick...
     
  5. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member

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    yep that should be in the dictionary, right next to "Broke thingy"...

    there is but one way to fix it... i.e. replacement... that one isn't coming back from the dead...


    Ron Kirn
     
  6. T Dizz

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    looks like you've got 2 input jacks now
     
  7. rummy

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    Ha. Touch'e.
     
  8. thewestwon

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    This happened to me on a '66 355 awhile back. Total bummer. Lesson: don't remove the knobs on old guitars, haha. They weren't original so I picked up some originals. Then I had to swap harnesses. One day I may buy a replacement '66 pot...very aggravating. It did give me an excuse to wire without the varitone.
     
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