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Keith Bolog


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Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 9:34 am    
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I need to buy some cant find it calling it a spring clip. Thank you.






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Sonny Jenkins


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Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 9:45 am    
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They are fairly easy to make. As I've needed them for different projects in the past, I've made my own,,,,a spring, a couple pair of needle nose pliers,,and viola,,!!!
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Brian Hollands


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Franklin, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 9:48 am    
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https://psgparts.com/Spring-Retaining-Pull-Rod-HDW-SPRG-ROD.htm
Other than these, I'm not aware of any place to buy them. You can make them from Music Wire which can be purchased from McMaster Carr. I think I used .031 but I'd have to look to be sure.
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 11:07 am    
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I call it the "Duane Marrs Clip" as I believe he invented it....ah..ha.
(miss you Duane....RIP)
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Ian Worley


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Sacramento, CA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 11:32 am    
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Have a look here, Bent Romnes' how-to guide: http://steelguitarbuilder.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1043&p=8246
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Dave Meis


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Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 12:31 pm    
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You can substitute carburetor linkage... Sho-Bud style..
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Ian Worley


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Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 12:53 pm    
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Dave Meis wrote:
You can substitute carburetor linkage... Sho-Bud style..

If you actually know of a source for the correct type and size, do share it with your Fo-Bros please. I've searched far and wide for these, ones that actually will work, purchased a few to try out. There are lots of similar items out there that are close, but I've never found one the correct size for a tight fit on a 0.109" rod. Most are larger, and two-sided on what would be the bell crank end, and without the correct offset as in the pic below, requiring some modification.

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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 3:56 pm    
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Williams guitar has sold me those befor.

Would a o ring work temporarily?
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Johnie King


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Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 4:00 pm    
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Would a o ring work temporarily?
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Kevin Fix


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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 4:50 pm    
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Check with, PSGPARTS.Com Michael Yahl.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 4:53 pm    
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Johnie King wrote:
Would a o ring work temporarily?


Yes, I've used silicone rubber O-rings for just such a purpose! Winking
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Dave Meis


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Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 5:13 pm    
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sorry, I don't have a part number or specifics, but I'll see what I can find out..I have a loose one I can take to the parts house next time I'm in town. PSGparts does have the spring type..pull rod retainers, pg.3..even a push nut would work if you could find one shallow enough..
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Stu Schulman


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Post  Posted 15 Oct 2019 10:55 pm    
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I am guessing that Sho-Pro sells these?
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Michael Yahl


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Post  Posted 16 Oct 2019 6:31 am    
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Brian posted the correct link above but here it is again https://psgparts.com/Spring-Retaining-Pull-Rod-HDW-SPRG-ROD.htm.

I have these made by the thousands. The original carburator style clip that Sho~Bud used is not to be found. David Jackson told me that they had them special made and when the run was done the supplier said that he'd never make those again.

I too have searched far and wide for a carburator clip that would work but they just don't make them that small in either an SAE or metric size.

To make one yourself is a bigger PIA than buying them.
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Brian Hollands


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Franklin, North Carolina, USA
Post  Posted 16 Oct 2019 6:38 am    
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Michael Yahl wrote:

To make one yourself is a bigger PIA than buying them.


It IS! And if you only need a few it's not cheaper to make them yourself either...
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