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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Volume knob gets all loose

Anyone have suggestions on how to keep the nut from loosening so much? I don't want to tighten it up for fear of cracking the pickguard.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 11:48 PM
 
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Just tighten it, simple as that. Just enough so that it's set, don't put 50 ft/lbs on it, just torque it down so it holds.

Pickguards are pretty damned tough, you would be amazed at how much it takes to crack one with a simple nut and washer. :-)

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 11:51 PM
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Unless it's a mirror guard, they will crack fairly easy
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 12:00 AM
 
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Good point Rich . . . so that leads to the question . . .


IS it a mirror guard? :P

If not, get out that open end wrench and go for it. :-D

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 12:05 AM
 
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If you have problems with it continually coming loose, take the pot off and put a lock washer on the shaft of the pot and put it back on the pickguard (with the lock washer on the inside).
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Guess I should have mentioned that...

Tis a UV777....mirror guard.

Even still, I've heard horror stories on this very board about people messing up the pickguard.

Not to mention I've had a dream or two where I discovered that my UV had a big honkin' ding in the binding...so I cried.....call it being paranoid.

Guess I really wanted to be assured that I can tighten it down reasonably without cracking something.

Thanks though.
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"Reasonably" being the key word here
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-17-2004, 11:41 PM
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how about some lock tight? seems like it would work.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-19-2004, 06:14 PM
 
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Or just a tiny drop of nailpolish to seal after you´ve tightened it up?
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