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MetalHeadMat
01-02-2013, 10:29 AM
Not a majorly important question but still, on my RG770 the rubber tip on my pickup selector comes off after just using it a few times, (I use the neck pickup for my leads more than often, only can use the pickup selector 4 times until it just falls off). Is there any way I can get it to stay on there? I don't want to super glue it in case I have to take out the selector out one day, but when I play live shows I can't use the tip and switching pickups is a pain.

Thanks for any and all input!

MikeStrat
01-02-2013, 10:41 AM
I've seen a tech heat them up a bit in boiling water so it will compress a little and then put them back on the shaft.

ulijdavid
01-02-2013, 01:18 PM
Put a very small piece of scotch tape on one side of the "blade" and then shove the switch on.

Nightbat
01-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Meh, glue it with whatever keeps it in place, wether that's elmo's or supercyanacrillicpoison

in the worst case, you're gonna have to cut/scrape off the tip
just keep a few spares

Axewielder
01-02-2013, 08:16 PM
I ran into this issue and was going to try a small amount of Loctite on it for a semi-permanent bond. I never got around to testing it though, so experiment at your own risk. I've got a few others that are IMPOSSIBLE to remove, and I fear the original owners superglued them on there!

MetalHeadMat
01-03-2013, 05:19 AM
Thanks for the tips guys, I'm gonna try them all out! Happy new year!

VitaminG
01-03-2013, 07:15 AM
avoid gluing it on if you can. As you said, if you ever need to replace the switch it will be a complete bastard

JACKSONFREAK
01-11-2013, 10:45 PM
If it doesnt fit snug its probably not the right tip. U can use tape or drill a small hoke in one side of the tip and thread in a set screw to tighten it.

LoRydr
01-15-2013, 07:25 AM
I would try to use cutters to slightly bend/warp the flat metal blade of the switch. Also make some small notches around the edges. Then a drop of blue loctite.