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Missing GK3 screw

Postby arkieboy » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:47 pm

Hi everyone

I've just noticed I have lost the little screw that anchors the little cover plate on the GK3 hex pickup where the cable enters the pickup

I don't suppose anyone knows what the spec of the screw is so I can order a replacement and a few spares?

Thanks

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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby Dave B » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:01 pm

Steve, dunno about that but if you get caught short for a gig let me know. There's a GR33/GK3 of mine round Max's so you could nick the GK ...
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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby Madman_Greg » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:46 pm


I could remove mine from my GK2A (not sure of its the same size though as the 3), and take a picture of it next to an engineers rule to give you the size. But I do not have a thread gauge at home to determine the thread

Why not try containg Roland UK, I have always found them helpful in the past, they have even sent me manuals for products I have bought second hand in the past.

http://www.roland.co.uk/articles/default.aspx?c=34
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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby arkieboy » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:27 pm

Dave: I have a Brian Moore I can also use so I'm fine for a spare so I'll be ok... but the offer is much appreciated

Greg: Doh! What a sensible idea! I've registered and put in a query.

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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby zenguitar » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:29 pm

Yes, I've found Roland UK tech support to be very helpful in the past. And I've been able to actually get through to them on the phone by calling Roland and being very nice to the person who answers.

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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby arkieboy » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:32 pm

Roland have just got back to me. Its an M2x3. These are available on ebay at 50 for £4, or you can order them through Roland if you really want to be sure you are not going to invalidate your warranty.

If you really feel lucky, M2x3 screws are commonly used to screw together laptops, but for the money I'd prefer to see the 2x3 label on a packet and not get a 2x3.5 or a 2x4 by accident and break the pickup

Mine is out of warranty so it's ebay for me

Thanks again guys

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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby Madman_Greg » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:49 pm



why not try someone like this locally to you

http://www.touchoxford.com/business/list/bid/1330975

will cost you pence instead of pounds then
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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby arkieboy » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:15 pm

Madman_Greg wrote:

why not try someone like this locally to you

http://www.touchoxford.com/business/list/bid/1330975

will cost you pence instead of pounds then

Cowley? Scary!! PMT is out that way - likely to more than cancel out any savings!!!

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Re: Missing GK3 screw

Postby Madman_Greg » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:06 pm

arkieboy wrote:
Madman_Greg wrote:

why not try someone like this locally to you

http://www.touchoxford.com/business/list/bid/1330975

will cost you pence instead of pounds then

Cowley? Scary!! PMT is out that way - likely to more than cancel out any savings!!!

:-)


Well I guess I meant try and find a hardware shop / ironmonger (if there are still any of these left anywhere that is)

If you know of an engineering supplier on an industrial estate somewhere they normally carry a selection of screws and if you can buy one or two should set you back pence. But I do not know Oxford really only found that other site on the web as a suggestion.
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