Switch question

Discussion in 'Streamliner Gretsch Forum' started by EC Strat, May 13, 2019.

  1. EC Strat

    EC Strat Electromatic

    68
    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    so the PUP selector is pretty loose. I’m reluctant to try and tighten it too much as I don’t want to damage the body of the guitar and make it worse / more loose

    Has anyone used a washer to help tighten it up or is there another solution?
     
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  2. benjwri

    benjwri Country Gent

    Age:
    81
    Oct 27, 2011
    Central ON Can
    There should be a washer under the nut already...if not, yeah a washer. Otherwise it has probably just worked loose.
    The assemblers at Gretsch have notoriously weak wrists...just about every nut, bolt and screw could use that extra nth of a turn.
     
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  3. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    a washer on the top of the body is not the answer. you need a starwasher over the bushing, UNDERneath. Simply snugging down the ring nut on top of the assembly will pull the body of the switch toward the guitar wood and the teeth of the starwasher(lockwash) will grab both the switch and the surface of the wood on the underside of the guitar top. Done and Done.
    note: you will have to remove the neck pickup to access the switch. a pair of 4" needle nose pliers are your friend in this along w a piece of surgical tubing to fish the assembly back up through the hole once you put the star washer on.

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  4. EC Strat

    EC Strat Electromatic

    68
    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    Many thanks for the advice guys
     
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