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Finger Board a little loose

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by rgarcia26, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. rgarcia26

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    If the finger board is a little loose from the nut a few inches down, should I take it off completely and re-glue it or just stick for hide glue and clap?

    I thinking the hardest way is the right way? :meh:

    If I take it off I may insert a CF rod on it!!
  2. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

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    Assuming it's loose enough to get a glue knife in just glue it.
  3. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    +1 If you want to just fix the problem, sneak some glue in there and clamp it up.

    If the board will come off easily now and you want to improve the bass, pop the board off and install a CF bar. ;)
  4. yanto

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    The neck on my Romanian has a pronounced bend in it. What size of CF bar are you using to reinforce the neck, and could you give me an idea of the procedure for installing it?
    Iain
  5. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    I use the GR1 1/4" x 1/2" x 18 rectangular bar from here: http://www.lmii.com/products/mostly-not-wood/truss-rods/neck-parts/carbon-fiber-neck-reinforcements

    It epoxies into a channel routed into the neck - you can find pix on my website on the 'Workshop' page. I run the channel up under the nut so that future luthiers working on the instrument can see that there's something in the neck.

    You may need to straighten the mating surface of the neck prior to routing the neck channel.
  6. RSBBass

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    Jake, how do you determine that a CF rod will improve the bass?
  7. yanto

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    Thanks Jake. Don't know if I'll find that size in the UK. Do you think 3mm x 12mm would be enough? thats 1/8th " x 1/2" in old money!
  8. Jake deVilliers

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    No. Its not stiff enough for a guitar, even... ;)
  9. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    Not rod, bar. If you use the 'Search' function a little, you'll find a fair amount of discussion on the topic, including why you should do it. ;)
  10. rgarcia26

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    I Will take a closer look if I can stick some glue on it and clamp I will, I need to see the real reason why the FB came out, maybe the neck is bend? may be i really need to go though all the steps.... I dont have a router right now... so I would have to make a channel the hard way (chisels).
    I installed a CF rod before but i think I was 1/4 x 3/8x 24or18 I cut one end, it worked well
    but if is not broken don't fix it

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