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    So...today, I noticed my pickup is coming lose. How do you tighten a nut inside the body that is inaccessible?!?!?!

    Yes, Not the pickup, the output jack.
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    Do you mean the output jack where you plug in the amp cable? There are actually two nuts, on the inside as a stop, and outside holding the jack, which is the one to tighten. The repair guy at Guitar Center West Los Angeles showed me a couple of years ago. Go to the hardware store and buy a 6" piece of 1/4" clear plastic tubing. Insert the tube into the output jack, then hold it firmly as you tighten the nut. Works great for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    Do you mean the output jack where you plug in the amp cable? There are actually two nuts, on the inside as a stop, and outside holding the jack, which is the one to tighten. The repair guy at Guitar Center West Los Angeles showed me a couple of years ago. Go to the hardware store and buy a 6" piece of 1/4" clear plastic tubing. Insert the tube into the output jack, then hold it firmly as you tighten the nut. Works great for me.
    Hmmm, yes, the jack, thanks, I wish you were right. I tried jamming a pencil eraser in the jack, but it all turns as one piece, maybe the Rumbler has a cheaper jack. Looks like I need to tighten the nut inside somehow!
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    I suggest you try to loosen the outside nut first, maybe it's cross threaded and jammed, then tighten it.


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    Hmmm, you could be right. There are 2 little holes on the sides of the inside of the jack, like if you had a little spread tool, you could hold the shaft with it. I can't get anything in there good enough to hold it. Wonder if that a special tool a luthier would have.

    something like this...
    http://www.stewmac.com/Luthier_Tools...e_Gripper.html

    or...except, I can't get the outside "jack cover nut" loose.
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    Got authorization and a shipping label from Kala to send it in for repairs, sent it off today, hope they turn it around fast, I have a jam this Saturday!
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