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How do I repair a cracked rib?

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Bass, Feb 28, 2008.


  1. Bass

    Bass

    Nov 10, 2003
    Canada
    Please explain how to repair a cracked rib. A local luthier filled it with glue, but the crack is continuing to spread, so I'd like to tackle this on my own.

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  2. p-nut95

    p-nut95

    May 27, 2007
    Philadelphia
    DUCK TAPE!!:hyper::smug: but seriously I have no idea.
     
  3. jimmyduded

    jimmyduded

    Jun 12, 2007
    cherry hill nj
    im sure the guys who know what their talking about will chime in, but usually things like that need to be replaced or patched i think, see if he cant glue it again to buy you time i guess untill you have to make the big expendature and repair it
     
  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    I've had a few cracks in my bass' ribs over the years and glue and clamping is all they needed. None have reopened. It has to be done right.
     

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