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How hard is it to fix a crack in a bass head?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gabu, Aug 17, 2003.


  1. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Any thoughts appreciated!
     
  2. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    I don't know about a HeadStock... You could always try liquid nails and just squirt it into the crack... The name says it all, Liquid Nails...
     
  3. yea either liquid nails or bring it to a music store and ask what they can do.
     
  4. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Remove the tuner (obviously), Liquid Nails would work, and a C clamp with some sort of cushioning on the jaws so it doesn't leave an impression on either side of the neck. I'd probably try someting like that if I were feeling brave and let it sit over night.
     
  5. that should do the trick

    Good luck with that
     
  6. Jon Maghini

    Jon Maghini Commercial User

    Aug 15, 2002
    USA Terryville CT.
    Owner / Builder M Basses
    I would start by removing all the tuners to get a better look at how long the crack actually is.
    Sometimes they are much longer than they first appear. Liquid Nails is a contracters addhesive (not a wood glue for instruments)... I recomend Tightbond wood glue , you will also want to make up some clamping blocks that fit the outside profile of the peghead...


    www.MBasses.com
     
  7. bass_man86

    bass_man86

    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    Do not, I say again, do not try to fix it yourself. Take it to reputable luthier soonest!
     
  8. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Thanks guys for your advice. :)

    Two of my basses are out of commission right now. What a bummer. :(
     
  9. RobbieK

    RobbieK

    Jun 14, 2003
    I strongly agree with bass_man86.