Cracks in the wood

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sambass, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. sambass


    Apr 15, 2003
    Hey all,
    I have a warwick thub 5 Bolt on, and i just noticed a crack in the body. Its not very large, about a centimiter long. Its on the heel, right where the neck meets the body, in the coner of the lower horn side. I'll try to get some pics soon. But does anybody know any way to fix it? or whether or not it is a real big deal? Thanks
  2. I myself, would take it to a reputable luthier and pay to have them look to see if the crack is a real problem, if so, I would pay THEM to fix it.


  3. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Warwick basses made of Bubinga are prone to cracking if you do not use the Warwick wax as often as recommended.

    I once got a killer deal on a neck thru Thumb 4 fretless that had a crack in the body that was about 3 inches long. It was not a structual problem because of its location. I called Warwick's service department and the recommend fix worked like a dream.

    1. Clean all the wax off the area around the crack with acetone.

    2. Sand the area with fine sandpaper so that the wood dust fills the crack. I used 400 grit for this.

    3. Use super glue to glue the sawdust in the crack.

    4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the crack is completely filled.

    5. "Finish" the repair with the Warwick wax.

    The repair will look like a darker grain in the wood.