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Bill Conklin: GT-7 fingerboard cracking

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Eric Cioe, Oct 31, 2002.


  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I discovered today that I have a crack after the 24th fret on my bass. It goes from the end of the fingerboard to the 24th fret, but I can't tell how deep. Is this normal? (Dumb question)... And how can I fix it/ get it fixed?
     
  2. Johnalex

    Johnalex

    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    I had craking on the laminaning betwwen the woods on the neck on my GT-4. I used wood glue to repair....but it left nasty residue outside of the crack. So, don't try to fix this problen on your own, unless you are a good carpenter.
     
  3. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I'm not. Thanks for responding. I'm curious to see what Bill has to say about it. I'm kinda scared I'll have to get major (expensive) surgery done, or worse yet, get a new bass. I am under warranty, I think :(
     
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Probably best to contact Conklin directly. Generally, hairline cracks can be repaired with CA glue, which is a gap-filling transparent glue, and should stop the crack from getting larger.
     
  5. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    i'm sure bill will hook you up, man...even though you have a gt bass, i'm sure he'll stand behind it and do everything he can to correct the problem. i've talked to him a couple of times directly, and he's a super nice guy. give him a call...