To install a retainer clip for a ferrule-type output jack (as
used on a Tele® guitar), a 7/8"-diameter hole
must be drilled in the guitar body to receive the ferrule and the
clip. A slight chamfer (beveling) of the outer edge of the hole may
be needed for proper seating of the ferrule.
the tool by unscrewing the bolt from the bottom piece. The tool is
reversible. For installing an output jack retainer clip, be sure the
tool's bolt head is in the recessed cavity of the tool's main body,
as illustrated at right.
pre-bent jack retainer clip over the bolt, with the bent "wings"
of the clip oriented toward the main body of the tool. Screw the lower
part of the tool onto the bolt, with the wide end toward the body
of the tool. The lower part should be screwed on far enough for the
bent clip to rest in the recess of the threaded piece, but not so
far as to flatten the clip. Be sure the tool's O-ring is in place—it
serves to protect the guitar's finish, and as a spacer to control
the depth of the clip.
tool and the retainer clip into the guitar's mounting hole, until
the O-ring contacts the guitar body.
supplied 5/16" allen wrench, tighten the bolt in the tool. We
recommend using a wrench on the flat portions of the tool's main body
to keep it from turning.
the bolt only until the two parts of the tool come together. This
will flatten the clip to make it "grab" the wall of the
hole. Remove the tool by unscrewing the allen bolt and withdrawing
both parts of the tool from the hole.
a retainer clip
To remove a loose clip, reverse both parts of the tool as illustrated
at right, and assemble it through the installed clip.
body of the tool should be oriented so that the head of the allen
bolt lies against its flat end; the recessed end should lie against
the installed clip. Insert the bolt through the hole in the installed
the guitar's control cavity, install the threaded piece, small end
first, onto the bolt.
allen bolt until the threaded portion of the tool contacts the installed
tool's notch with the clip, and tighten the bolt. This will draw the
retainer clip down into the recess of the tool, and allows removal
of the clip without damaging the hole.