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chipped bass

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by oliebrice, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    I banged my bass against a concerete post yesterday (ouch), tired afer a long gig, and knocked a small chip off the edge, about 1.5cms. Is there any reason not to just glue the piece back on? with normal woodglue or something else?
  2. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Hot hide glue is the preferred glue... usually. Is this a plywood edge or solid wood edge.
  3. oliebrice


    Apr 7, 2003
    Hastings, UK
    Its a solid edge. Is the reason for using hide glue so that it can be opened up again? as this chip doesn't reach the seam, I can't imagine any reason for wanting to undo my repair. Would there be any other problems with wood glue? I think hide glue would be difficult and expensive to get hold of, and (hopefully!) I won't be needing to do this sort of thing very often.

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