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split in body treatment

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by fnordlyone, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    south Louisiana
    I built a new work station and rearranged the room. Moving 3 cabs, a twanger and bass around quite a bit. Bass took a header (fell in its stand strings down). At least 10 days later I finally notice a crack in the body. Putting on the Holmes hat (Sherlock not John), it seems the old pawn shopper Johnson by AXL 5 string Long horn was made of three pieces of alder and at one of the seams is where the crack started at bottom face of body about an inch from top of bridge.
    Will this get worse? I've had obviously no change in sound unless that crack made it better:smug:
    Should I do something about it?
    thanks, it's my one and only bass and I love the cheap slut,
    well, I got it for free but it really plays and sounds good to me.

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  2. TKOjams


    Feb 9, 2014
    Hello, Is the body multiple pieces and the crack is between two of the pieces?
  3. fnordlyone

    fnordlyone Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2013
    south Louisiana
    Yes. The tobacco burst paint masks the seam but that is where the hairline split is.. where they joined the slabs of wood.


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