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Feb 26, 2024 - 5:06:32 PM
1239 posts since 11/3/2008

Is there a replacement pip made of something besides plastic. The one on mine won't keep the string in place.

Feb 26, 2024 - 5:09:42 PM
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RioStat

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6260 posts since 10/12/2009

Feb 26, 2024 - 5:17:56 PM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

So one of those should drop right into the hole? What tool do I need to put a line in it to hold the string?

Feb 26, 2024 - 6:07:36 PM
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5640 posts since 5/29/2011

I start with a small 3 cornered file, then use an .010 gauge saw to make the slot. I usually finish it up with a length of .015 Mitchell's abrasive cord to smooth the slot.

Feb 26, 2024 - 6:09:45 PM
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Check out the pip questions in the search "Q" to the left of this page, lots of info. banjered

Feb 26, 2024 - 7:54:33 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by DENNISNDODIE

So one of those should drop right into the hole?


Not necessarily 

Feb 26, 2024 - 8:35:55 PM

Bart Veerman

Canada

5681 posts since 1/5/2005

Down & dirty: use a good ol' rounded top slotted screw instead as they are easily height-adjustable to boot.

Feb 27, 2024 - 7:31:25 AM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

I seen a video of using a slotted screw. Should I use a stainless or brass screw?

Feb 27, 2024 - 1:18:33 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

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quote:
Originally posted by DENNISNDODIE

Is there a replacement pip made of something besides plastic. The one on mine won't keep the string in place.


Can you post a close up photo of said pip so we can see what might be happening?

Feb 27, 2024 - 1:40:39 PM

2401 posts since 2/9/2007

RK's site says those have a bone nut, so it's at least a good bet that the pip is, too. If the pip was tall enough to hold the string off the fret before the slot chipped out (which it pretty much must have done), there's probably enough left to just deepen the slot with a razor saw.

Feb 28, 2024 - 12:51:38 PM

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quote:
Originally posted by Dan Gellert

RK's site says those have a bone nut, so it's at least a good bet that the pip is, too. If the pip was tall enough to hold the string off the fret before the slot chipped out (which it pretty much must have done), there's probably enough left to just deepen the slot with a razor saw.



The pip on the RK35 I had was a piece of plastic.   Traded it before I got around to replacing it.

Feb 29, 2024 - 3:21:45 AM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

Its 100% plastic. I used an exact knife and cut the slot deeper. It works but I ordered a bone one.

Feb 29, 2024 - 3:33:34 AM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

Pip

Feb 29, 2024 - 3:41:42 AM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

The website isn't intuitive on uploading pictures. I tried 3 times keeps getting stuck.

Feb 29, 2024 - 3:49:44 AM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

Pip


Feb 29, 2024 - 4:08:50 AM

1239 posts since 11/3/2008

This is my third Rk 35. The other two had the square logo on the headstock but they had bone pips. This one is a darker color with script on the headstock. Which looks better IMO. But it has a plastic pip. They sound great IMO. Sold one when we moved from Ohio to Alaska. Sold the other one When we moved from Alaska to Illinois.

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