Threaded insert for attaching ramp?

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  1. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

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    I have a Stambaugh fretless with a large ramp - Gary Willis style. This ramp, like most, is attached with double-sided tape. I'm using the stuff I've seen recommended before - the 3M clear double-sided poster things - but they're too thick and wiggle around too much.

    The GWB basses are attached with hex head screws going into a threaded insert in the body. Are there any drawbacks to having someone put four threaded inserts into the body (besides visually, I don't really care about that.)
     
  2. Bobster

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    I wouldn't think it's a problem Jason.

    I've seen a several people put threaded inserts in the screw holes for Jazz Bass control plates.

    All the best,

    Bob
     
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Threaded inserts are fine and would work well, but to hold a ramp, they're a bit of overkill. OTOH, if you install them really neatly, if you remove the ramp they'll look more finished than screw holes in the body.
     
  4. Stilettoprefer

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    How often do you plan to remove the ramp? Seems like a lot of work if you don't plan on removing it. I'd just use wood screws and counter sink the holes so that the heads were flush or under the surface.
     
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    I'm thinking of making this mod to my GWB-1.
     

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