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Holes in back of neck are too big for Tuning Key mounting screws

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Philthy, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. Philthy

    Philthy Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    Flanders, NJ
    I don't know where I should post this but I figured who would know better than the Luthiers. I was installing a new Hipshot bass Xtender on one of my basses and the mounting screw holes seem to be too big for the mounting screws. I tried the toothpick with wood glue technique and that didn't work. The screws are not biting. They just keep turning. So, my next attempt is that I used some woodfiller that I got from Home Depot last night and we'll see what happens later today. Is there any other suggestions that might be better than the woodfiller. I know that this part of the bass is a high stress area so I wanna make sure that this tuner will be very secure. Thanks for any help or advice!!!
  2. rdhbass


    Jun 28, 2003
    Springfield, mo
    use wood other than toothpics to completely fill the holes. Use real maple pieces cut to fit the holes if possible. Sand away any parts sticking out after glue dries. REDRILL.