#1
first a little story and then the problem

my tone knob kept coming off and i took it to a shop but because of the way its attached there as nothing they could do, so i took matters into myown hands andput some glue on it, just a little. all was well and good, stays on turns fine.
but its a push/pull for turning the bucker on and off.
now here lies the problem, i have glued it in such a way that u cant pull it up to turn teh bucker off. i never plan on selling it so it dont matter value wise, but now i dunno what to do, i have looked at it from every angle, but without removing the pickguard there is nothing i can do but i cant take it off cos the knob is in the way. what shall i do, or do i just have to live with it?
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#2
Fail, just live with it or pay to get it fixed
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#3
Did they use glue or Loctite? IF they used just elmers glue, you should be able to get a rag under it and with some force, shimmy it off. IF they used super Glue or Loctite, you're pretyt much screwed.
#5
loctite, now way to get it off , been like that for a couple of days now, and force will just ruin the puch/pull mechanism
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#6
If you really want to fix it, remove the knob by wiggling it off with a screwdriver under 1 or 2 rags and replace the push-pull pot
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#7
destroy the knob, remove the pot, and put a new one on
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#9
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Why didn't you just replace the tone knob in the first place? Knobs are cheap as hell.


The knob doesn't need to be replaced; it's the pot shaft that needs to be widened. There is no reason at all to glue a knob on.
#10
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The knob doesn't need to be replaced; it's the pot shaft that needs to be widened. There is no reason at all to glue a knob on.


Oh ok. I couldn't really make out what the problem was. Seemed like only a loose knob by his description.
#11
nail polish remover and a qtip. let it sit on any glue spot, careful not to get any on the guitar. loosen the glue enough to try to get the push pull to work, and or get the knob off.

then widen the shaft with a thin screwdriver, like said. no idea why the shop was of no help.
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#12
I don't think nail polish remover will do anything to Loctite. You're not going to get it off without grinding it off. Time for a new pickguard/pot/knob.
#13
If its a push-pull knob why would you glue it down? I dont mean to be a jerk but it just doesnt make sense
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#14
A few tips...

1)Drill a hole in the top of the knob exposing the metal shaft of the pot. Drop in some acetone/nail polish remover. Let it sit and then try and shimmy it off.

2)If that didn't work get a dremel or some sort of cutting tool and make a cut on each side of the knob going towards the shaft. Then get something and pull it apart so it breaks in half, off the pot..