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I did something bad...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by moopants, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. moopants


    Oct 21, 2006
    Lake Charles, LA
    I tried raising my pup, and the screw was already stripped. Well, I didn't notice this until after I started. I tried tightening it, and I just stripped it more. What do I do???????
  2. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Is it protruding, or is it flush with the pickup?
  3. moopants


    Oct 21, 2006
    Lake Charles, LA
    It's lower than the pup.
  4. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    See if you can grab the head of the screw with needle nose vice grips and turn it out that way.
  5. Jim Dombrowski

    Jim Dombrowski Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Remove the rest of the screws and use the pickup to pull up on the stripped screw, while gently turning the screw if necessary.
  6. moopants


    Oct 21, 2006
    Lake Charles, LA
    Will it make a tone difference if the pickup is not even on both sides? Or, if the neck pup is lower than the bridge pup? If not, I'm not even going to mess with it.
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yes. It will make a difference.
  8. 00Funk

    00Funk Banned

    Jul 17, 2006
    Dallas TX
    Mine striped on this 3000 dollar bass (I cant beleive the Luthiers are so cheap, they wont use inserts)

    I put a quarter inch of toothpic in each hole, and screws work fine now.


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