Once again, I am dumbfounded

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by jamesgpobog, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    I'm getting the strong impression that screws and springs are pup-specific. That drives me crazy, and it's not a very long trip. Eli Whitney is turning in his grave.

    So what do you do when you can't find the right thread screw in your bins? Just grab a couple self-tappers?
     
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  2. drneilmb

    drneilmb Squier-Meister

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    Take the pickup to the hardware store with you and go to the screws aisle. They're probably not anything too rare.
     
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  3. corn

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    Find some surgical tubing 8th inch is best but it’s hard to find quarter inch works you can cut them any size you want three or 4 feet should last you a couple years
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Not pickup specific, but origin specific - meaning asian vs american made - imperial vs metric.....
     
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  6. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    Springs are less of a problem, but I did have to do a little fitment. It's the screws that are, well, screwing me up...

    I'm not a metric guy....except for one thing. Woodworking. But even then imperial creeps in a little. I don't see much metric on the 2x4 aisle.
     
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  7. corn

    corn Squier-holic

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    I have a 440 and a 6-32 tap and a bunch of those size screws in different lengths
     
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  8. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Me too, and they work on HB's as well.
     
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  9. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

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    The simple solution is that you put screws back in the same hole they came out of...instead of in a bin. Don’t even put them in a different hole on the same pup. Amazing how a little anal-retentiveness goes a long way.

    Edited to add: “fitment” is not a word.
     
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  10. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    It is in the auto parts industry...
     
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  11. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    Too late. Bins of parts and pups.
     
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  12. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

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    No, it is just another degradation of the language that stems from the lack of education in our schools.... I’ll stop here before I turn this into a political post.
     
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  13. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    I'll stay on point. Language evolves. New words come along all the time. But in fact, the word appears in Don Quixote, and many many more legitimate sources.

    https://www.thefreedictionary.com/fitment
     
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  14. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

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    I have to add that in elementary school I was a spelling bee champion, later I was a machinist working on turret lathes and milling machines, after that in the USMC I was an electrical systems and instruments technician (MOS 6638), and I never heard this used before about 4-5 years ago. Proper usage would be (ex.)”fit and finish”.
     
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  15. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

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    Thats Brit usage...their slang not ours. But I’ll stop now.
     
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  16. jamesgpobog

    jamesgpobog Squier-Nut

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    Because you are a Gyrene, I'll stop too.
     
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  17. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Some aquarium tubing is soft enough yes, but some is not. No aquarium tubing is as soft as surgical tubing that I have found.
     
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  18. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    A drop of machine oil will help keep the tubing from drying and cracking as it will do over time.
     
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  19. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

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    The vinyl stuff doesn't stretch and compress like a spring, so no, it's not a good substitute.

    I've read that silicone fuel line hose made for remote-control airplanes works well, but I've never seen or touched it myself.
     
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