so I went to take my bass out of her bag for practice last night and was surprised that the strings were really loose and couldn't figure out why. after a quick look over, there is a clean vertical break in the bend where the neck meets the head. after disassembling the gears and tuning keys, removing the cover plates, etc. I notice that someone, some IDIOT, in the past has screwed in bolts b/c it must have started to come unglued or something. to make a long story slighly less than long I had to drill the bolts out. I will be able to use hide glue and glue everything back together, and glue in dows where the dang bolts were. I guess what i'm trying to get at is when I put everything back together and put the strings on is this going to be strong enoughto hold up to the string tension? thanks for any advise.