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Jtv59 - Loose Alt Tuning Knob

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Tightening up a loose pot on a conventional electric is not normally a big issue, but on the JTV59 the nut holding the 'pot' in place is submerged in the body of the guitar and there is a flange preventing access to it.  The only way I can see to tighten it is to go in through the back, but than involves moving PCBs etc, which I'm a bit wary of.  Any suggestions?

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I don't have a 59 to look at, but is it possible you could engage it with a thin-walled socket wrench?  Or, does something completely block the shaft nut?

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I don't think so.  Apart from the flange there is a small plastic piece between the flange and the nut that I need to get to (at the bottom in the pic attached - not the greatest of pictures, I'm afraid).  Unfortunately, this would obstruct a socket.  I'm not even sure it would be possible with a thin walled socket.   I need some sort of caliper that I can get in the hole that would give me enough purchase on the nut to tighten it without taking out all  the electronics.

 

It's not a major issue - it's not really loose yet, and I do most of my switching via the POD, but it could get annoying if it worked any looser.

 

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FWIW, I don't think removing the electronics to tighten this is a big deal.

 

I haven't looked for awhile, but here's an old photo with the back off my JTV.

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It wasn't too bad after all.  Just seemed like a lot of fiddling around to tighten one pot.  10 screws in all, including 2 tiny ones that were on a small PCB that had to be removed to get access to the nut. 

 

Thanks for the advice all.

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the volume pot on my new jtv69 is very loose.  It looks like removing the pickguard is the way to get to it.  Will I void my warranty by removing it to tighten up the mounting?  

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dbaudrate, not if no-one can tell you've done so.

 

As far as company support goes, Line6 is far better than most. As long as it's clear to them that it is in fact a warranty issue, they would sort it out. So just undoing some screws and doing them up again would normally be fine. Now, if you short the electronics with a screwdriver while doing so, they're going to be less forgiving.

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