Introduction

You will learn how to access and remove the components of the guitar keys. Skip down to step 3 once the neck is separated from the body if you are not concerned with components of the body.

The first thing we want to do is remove the neck from the body. This is necessary to access either the inside of the neck or the body. The round tab with a triangle can be turned by inserting a  .25" tip Flathead screwdriver and turning. Simultaneously, as the tab turns about a quarter circle, pull the neck and it should slide out with minimal force. Once the neck has been separated from the body remove the eight screws from the back of the neck with a Phillips Head 0 screwdriver. All screws are 12 mm.
  • The first thing we want to do is remove the neck from the body. This is necessary to access either the inside of the neck or the body.

  • The round tab with a triangle can be turned by inserting a .25" tip Flathead screwdriver and turning. Simultaneously, as the tab turns about a quarter circle, pull the neck and it should slide out with minimal force.

  • Once the neck has been separated from the body remove the eight screws from the back of the neck with a Phillips Head 0 screwdriver. All screws are 12 mm.

  • Next remove the four screws that were covered by the neck.

  • Finally, remove the eight screws from the back of the body. With all the screws out, both the neck and the body shells should open with minimal force.

  • When separating the front and back half of the body do so carefully as the wiring from the battery pack to the components is fixed to each half with adhesive and can detach from any of the points if pulled to roughly.

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These are the whammy bar components, we highly recommend removing these components before working on other areas of the body as the whammy bar protrudes making it difficult to rest on a flat surface.
  • These are the whammy bar components, we highly recommend removing these components before working on other areas of the body as the whammy bar protrudes making it difficult to rest on a flat surface.

  • To remove the whammy bar, follow the steps included in the whammy bar replacement guide, found on our device.

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After opening the controller carefully remove the piece of plastic connected to the strip of wire as shown in the photo.
  • After opening the controller carefully remove the piece of plastic connected to the strip of wire as shown in the photo.

  • After the piece of plastic which connects to the wire has been removed, set it aside where it won't be damaged.

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Carefully remove the cylinder-shaped lid, by pulling outwards on the piece, it will slide out easily. There should be a click when the piece has disconnected, then slowly slide part out and store safely.
  • Carefully remove the cylinder-shaped lid, by pulling outwards on the piece, it will slide out easily.

  • There should be a click when the piece has disconnected, then slowly slide part out and store safely.

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Grab the Whammy Bar by the base of the component, and gently lift to remove the bar.
  • Grab the Whammy Bar by the base of the component, and gently lift to remove the bar.

  • There won't be anything holding the Whammy Bar in place at this point, so if you feel any tension something may be caught on the Whammy Bar.

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Use a Phillips Head 0 screwdriver to remove the single 12mm silver screw holding the board in place. Use a Phillips Head 0 screwdriver to remove the single 12mm silver screw holding the board in place.
  • Use a Phillips Head 0 screwdriver to remove the single 12mm silver screw holding the board in place.

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Gently pull the board up and away. The wires and input will come with the board. Then remove the plastic gummy pad.
  • Gently pull the board up and away. The wires and input will come with the board.

  • Then remove the plastic gummy pad.

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There is now direct access to the back of the keys allowing for them to be pushed out by hand or feel free to follow our troubleshooting guide for removing guitar keys from the neck, this can be found on our device page. There is now direct access to the back of the keys allowing for them to be pushed out by hand or feel free to follow our troubleshooting guide for removing guitar keys from the neck, this can be found on our device page. There is now direct access to the back of the keys allowing for them to be pushed out by hand or feel free to follow our troubleshooting guide for removing guitar keys from the neck, this can be found on our device page.
  • There is now direct access to the back of the keys allowing for them to be pushed out by hand or feel free to follow our troubleshooting guide for removing guitar keys from the neck, this can be found on our device page.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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