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My son has a beautiful "Fairlane" green Casino he has been playing in his school's jazz band. But, it's lost the pickup switch cover. We tried using a Gibson replacement, but the switch shaft has fine threading that doesn't match.

 

Can you get exact replacments, or do you just glue it on or something??

 

Thanks,

tone-def dad

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My son has a beautiful "Fairlane" green Casino he has been playing in his school's jazz band. But' date=' it's lost the pickup switch cover. We tried using a Gibson replacement, but the switch shaft has fine threading that doesn't match.

 

Can you get exact replacments, or do you just glue it on or something??

 

Thanks,

tone-def dad[/quote']

 

You're looking for the little plastic tip, right??? Epi uses metric threads, Gibson USA. I should have one lying around, email me your address and I'll be happy to send you one. Do you prefer black or white???

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I e-mailed Gibson to ask if I could buy a replacement for my Casino' date=' but they just told me to go to AllParts or... somewhere else. I forget.[/quote']

 

Well if the other guy takes jerry up on his offer and you need a black one it's yours. Email me layboomo@charter.net with your address and I'll send it to you.

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I bought a switchcraft switch with 3 tips for about $12 at GC. Haven't installed it yet, but that seems like a good deal considering it had cream, black and white tips included. I've seen them marked up to $19 at other stores.

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Hi

 

I am new here and have come looking for the same answer. Does anyone know where to buy these Epiphone tips? My son bought an SG Special at a pawn shop and it was missing the tip and volume/tone knobs. We replaced the knobs at the local GC, but they only had the Gibson tip, as did the only other 2 stores in the area. And I drove 30 miles to get to one when they said they had what I was looking for! Anyway, I spent 2 hours online looking for these and this is the first place that at least has solved the mystery. So - does anyone have one (black) to sell or anyone know how I can order some?

 

thanks!

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I remember somebody suggesting to wrap the threads with a few layers of teflon tape, and screw the new tip on. If that doesn't work, you could always use some 2-part epoxy. Drop a small amount inside of the tip, drop it on the switch, clean any extra that comes out, and leave it for a day.

 

This isn't a sensitive part of the guitar.

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Sometimes it's just easier on an Epi to replace the switch and get new tips with it. Then you can use the Gibson parts sold at stores to replace them in the future (provided you get one with SAE threads). This assumes that you have some level of soldering skill.

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