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Fender Jazz Side Dots - Fallen through Binding?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by MrMerci, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. MrMerci


    Nov 2, 2016
    Hi guys, just noticed the side dots on my Marcus Miller Jazz bass have fallen down into the binding. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know of a good way to get them out of there? Its pretty annoying because I can feel it as I play... Screenshot_1.
  2. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

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  3. MrMerci


    Nov 2, 2016
    The problem with doing that would be that a couple of them are still fine, and I dont think I'd be able to get it to match the others. It just seems weird that Fender drilled the holes too far, have you ever heard of this happening before?
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    I've seen it yeah I think they just use black putty filler instead of proper rods.
    Matching existing ones shouldn't be an issue. Superglue will bond with the finish and after sanding you won't see a difference.
  5. MrMerci


    Nov 2, 2016
    Maybe I'll try it, wont the sandpaper scratch the lacquer though?
  6. sissy kathy

    sissy kathy Back to Bass-ics Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2014
    Arbutus, MD
    Lacquer? Or poly. CA will blend in nicely with poly and cover your scratches.
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