Broken volumepot?

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  1. Dynamal

    Dynamal Member

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    Took of the knobs on my sg for some finishing, on one of the knobs the hole "shaft" came of. Can i just put a drop of glue on it and put it back? Or will this result in a stuck pot? Screenshot_20191126_202311_com.android.gallery3d.jpg
     
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    Ouch, I've had that happen with push/pull pots, but never a regular one.

    My best advice would be to replace the pot.
     
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    Yeah replace, you can't see what's been displaced or ripped in there.
     
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  4. Dynamal

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    Luckily it was the neck pickup, dont see any use of it anyways, hehe
     
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  5. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    I’m always worried that’s going to happen when I pull them off.
    Looks like you’ll have to replace it since half of the pot is out anyway.
     
  6. PixMix

    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    I too had that happen on a Les Paul with push-pull pots. I tried to take the knob off, and the whole thing came out. Just replace the pot and you will be all set.
     
  7. Colnago

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    Don't use glue. Take the rest of it out and you'll see where to crimp things when you slide the shaft back in. Not a big deal and pretty easy to fix.
     
  8. Bad Penguin

    Bad Penguin Well-Known Member

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    Just get a new pot and be done with it. Repairing it is a waste of time and energy.
     
  9. Dynamal

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    I glued it and it works fine for now ;)
     

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