#1
I have a RG5EX1 that has a INFS3 in the middle position, but the low E pole piece is sticking half way out. I have tried screwing it back and it did not work as if the threads have been stripped or something is blocking it. I tried removing it as well and still no luck. This is a rather annoying issue as even with the pickup as close to the body as I can get it I am still hitting the pole piece with my pick a lot when I am playing chords.

Does anyone have an idea of what I could do to fix it other than replacing or removing the pickup entirely?
#3
Ball Pin, Tack Hammer, or Sledge?

Im tempted to just get out my dremel and chop that half off if no one can give me a better option. lol