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how do I access these pots??????

posted Apr 29, 2014 17:35:00 by HtesJoseph
just received a chibby Supreme,(no back access cavity) took one of the knobs off and the stem fell into the body,Panic stricken!!how do I get it out
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vambostrausser said Apr 29, 2014 17:39:31
You have to take the pickups out to get to to cavity,and possibly remove all the pots to get to the broken one,which would be a good time to renew all the electrics.
Sorry but that is the way it is.
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HtesJoseph said Apr 29, 2014 18:09:15
Ah, I see, I just fished it out with some tweezers and some patience, I will upgrade later, gotta start ordering stuff, I can't find a single thing wrong with this guitar (except the strings) even the nut is decent
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MichaelWamback said Apr 29, 2014 19:03:48
Yeah, the Supremes are a pain to rewire. You should find an access cavity in the rout for the bridge pickup. You basically have to build the wiring harness and then feed the whole thing through. Most people fish string or thread through the various holes for pots and so forth, that can then be tied around the various parts. You can always use different colors of thread for each part, which makes it easier not to get confused. It can really help when you are trying to fish everything into place.
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stanton.kramer said Apr 29, 2014 20:17:48
This Michael guy is so full of great suggestions. I'll have to remember that trick when I get a 335.
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GsxJones said Apr 30, 2014 11:09:01
I was going to put a dot of coloured paint on my new pot's when I do my 355 to make sure they go in the right hole. Im dreading that job! I suppose different coloured tape on each new pot wire will work too.
I need to go to the local Gibson dealer to check out the semi's,as I was thinking of using braided wiring as you might see it thru the F-hole? Im guessing that will be the right thing to do?
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MichaelWamback said Apr 30, 2014 16:46:11
I don't know if I would use vintage braid on this guitar. The disadvantage is that the vintage braid tends to be a bit stiffer. If you are trying to fish everything out through the hole, it might be a pain to work with. Vintage cloth would be nice, and is a lot more flexible.
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