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Removing Dupont strap button?

GouchGouch FennarioNew ALD Originale D, Zentech Proto, ‘50 D28

I am trying to install a Baggs pickup system into a Dupont MCC-100. The new endpin jack will replace the factory-installed strap button in the tailblock.

The current strap button doesn’t seem to be affixed with a screw, so maybe it’s a threaded type (threads bite into the drilled tailblock).

Has anyone removed this type of strap button? Was it glued in?

Tia!

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  • DragonPLDragonPL Maryland✭✭ Dupont MD 50-XL (Favino), Michael Dunn Stardust, Castelluccia Tears, Yunzhi gypsy jazz guitar, Gitane DG-320, DG-250M and DG-250
    edited August 2023 Posts: 177

    I removed mine just fine, to install the https://www.djangobooks.com/Item/dupont-bigtone.

    No issues. Comes right off with a hex ranch.

    To install the new endpin jack, and tighten it up properly, I did have to do this, with a stick, and tighten the bolts through the sound hole before putting it back in place:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbfgqb1pBnM

  • GouchGouch FennarioNew ALD Originale D, Zentech Proto, ‘50 D28
    edited August 2023 Posts: 121

    Update, I shined a very bright headlamp into to the (exterior) strap button’s hole and there’s a tiny phillips-head screw. I missed it before because it’s very small and slightly stripped/furry. And thanks DragonPL, I will be using the dowel method to get the new jack in.

  • Posts: 4,833

    Which Baggs pickup are you putting in? Is it hifi pickup by any chance?

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • geese_comgeese_com Madison, WINew 503
    Posts: 467

    LR Baggs Dual Source. The guitar was supposed to come with it already installed but Dupont did not install it so I am having to to do it aftermarket.

    Buco
  • GouchGouch FennarioNew ALD Originale D, Zentech Proto, ‘50 D28
    Posts: 121

    Update 2: Since the (obviously) phillips head was stripped, I used a hand screw extractor, and was able to unscrew the unit. No glue used. I could have used nylon jawed pliers. Ref pic if anybody someday cares:


    billyshakesBuco
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