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Old 11-14-2017, 06:35 AM
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Default Trying to remove end pin/pickup - HELP

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This has me stumped. I'm trying to remove an old pickup, but have no idea how to get out this end pin jack, it's not the standard fare with a nut that you loosen...

Anyone seen one of these before??

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Old 11-14-2017, 07:08 AM
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yes, those slots are for a spanner wrench (basically a wide screwdriver with a space in the middle.

You can put a wide blade in those slots and unscrew it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:58 AM
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I haven't seen that exact model before. Fazool's advice is sound. But to add... Some endpins are glued in and a pair of pliers or vice grips is necessary to twist and remove the end-pin.

Check inside with a mirror to make certain there is no nut on a threaded barrel before you try, just to be safe.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:18 PM
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Check inside with a mirror to make certain there is no nut on a threaded barrel before you try, just to be safe.
I suspect that is the case, and after removing that outer piece, the endpin jack can be removed from the inside.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:30 PM
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Most of the endpin jacks are Fishman or Schatten. I am just guessing that it is a Schatten. If you look them up you can find diagrammes that will give you an idea of how each one is installed.

I would suggest that you remove the pickup and leave the endpin jack in place. For one, it leaves a big hole in the rim where no standard endpin fits. For two, you or the next owner may decide to install a new pickup. The endpin is already in place. For three, now that it has been reamed out for the endpin jack it is structurally stronger with it in place.

I don't like these endpin jacks but I leave it in place when the guitar comes with it. I would also leave a sufficient length of wire for an easy installation of a pickup should the need arise. Just fold and tape down the free wire to the end block.

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