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popped seam questions...

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by K-townbasso, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. ok well the kay that i am using (a school bass) has a popped
    a seam, and i dont really wanna drop the cash to go to a shop with it, but i dont have a large supply of hide glue on hand to use :meh:
    my question is, what if anything could be used as an acceptable bonding agent in the time being untill the school can get it fixed, or where can i get easy to mix or even pre mixed hide glue for the job (does home depot etc have it?)
    if any other suggestions are posed can they be removed for a proper repair later? i have to have this bass to use like non stop for a while, and i can live with it like it is, not too big of a poeed seam, but just wanted to know if i could keep it together for a while longer, or somethin like that
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Hardware store...bottled hide glue...mix with 40% or so warm water...smear into cleaned-out seam with thin knife...clamp and leave for 6 hours. Do not use white or yellow glue or epoxy.
  3. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    just curious; why mix with water Arnold ?
  4. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Mix it with water to dilute it. You want the seam to pop...otherwise the top will crack.