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Need to repair..

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Reid, Nov 28, 2000.


  1. Reid

    Reid

    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    The screw that a strap attaches to (above the neck) popped out today on my standard mim pbass.

    this ever happen to any of you? any easy way to fix it?
     
  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Hey Reid,

    These strip out on me from time to time. An easy fix is to remove the screw and strap button, stick a wooden toothpick in the hole and break it off, the re-attach the strap button with the original screw. The toothpick gives the screw more wood for purchase. If you want to get real serious, turn down a small, (small enough to fit in the hole), maple dowel, glue it in the hole, then re-apply the strap button.

    I've used both methods, the first for a quick fix, (actually lasts pretty long and is nothing to scoff at!), and the second for a permanent solution.

    Good luck,
    -robert
     
  3. Reid

    Reid

    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    toothpick..here i come
     
  4. Reid

    Reid

    Aug 25, 2000
    Oakville, Ontario
    worked like a charm, thanks