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Screw it! (Screw dimensions for different guitar parts)

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Screw it! (Screw dimensions for different guitar parts) Reply with quote

Here's some info on screws for any of you that might want to dig through the bins at your local hardware store.



Sheet metal screws

#6 thread, 1” length oval head Phillips, stainless, sheet metal (Fender hardtail bridges, strap buttons)

#4 thread, ½” length, oval head phillips, stainless, sheet metal (Fender control plates and pickguards)

#2 thread, 3/8” length, round head Phillips, stainless, sheet metal (Fender tuners)

#2 thread, 5/8” length, round head Phillips, stainless, sheet metal (Fender string tree)

#8 thread, 1 ¾” length, oval head Phillips, stainless, sheet metal (Fender neck plate)

Machine screws

6-32 thread, 3/8” length, round or pan head Phillips, stainless, machine (Fender switch mounting screws)

6-32 thread, 5/8” length, round or pan head Phillips, stainless, machine (Fender telecaster bridge pickup mounting screws)



Chrome 3/8”-24 Jam Nut (Bronco trem collar)

Stainless Steel 8/32”-1 ¼” O.H. machine (Bronco spring retainer)

Stainless steel 3/8” pickguard screws (Gibson)

9/16” Phillips flathead (humbucker mounting ring screws)

3-48 thread 1 ¼” length (humbucker height screws)

6-32 thread, 11/16” length Phillips ovalhead (single coil height screws)

1 1/16” Phillips roundhead wood screw (tele neck pickup)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fastenal. That is where I go to get the odd ones, and they will bend over backwards to help.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it. This is great stuff to know.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stickied and added to the title as this is a great resource - hope that's okay with you and thank you for doing this cooter, a great resource.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
Stickied and added to the title as this is a great resource - hope that's okay with you and thank you for doing this cooter, a great resource.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aria, japanese type jag bridge screws are:

#4-40 x 3/8" Phillips Oval Head Machine Screw 18-8 Stainless Steel (72732 fastenal)

#4-40 x 3/4" Phillips Round Head Machine Screw 18-8 Stainless Steel (fastenal 72489)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know the screws for mounting jaguar pickups? Will the ones labeled as single could screws work? I know they're pretty thin screws.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jag pickup mount screws : Nickel plated oval head 4 x 1-1/4
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