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preamp keeps falling out,screws to blame i think

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by \m/cliffB\m/, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. \m/cliffB\m/


    Jun 23, 2009
    dirty jearsy
    this is hardware needs

    the screws that hold my preamp to the body of the bass are to short i think:confused:

    the slots the the screws go in to are stripped i think becase my preamp keeps falling out of the body :crying::crying:

    i need replacement screws that will hold it all together:help:
  2. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    So get some better screws allready. Lol.
  3. most preamps are held to the body cavity with strong double stick tape or a dab of epoxy. I have not seen many with screws
  4. mech


    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    If the screws go into the wood of the body, get some wooden toothpick and wood glue. Put glue on the toothpicks and stuff them in the holes. Trim the excess toothpick off flush with the wood. Let the glue dry. Re-mount the preamp and don't over tighten the screws.

  5. \m/cliffB\m/


    Jun 23, 2009
    dirty jearsy
    what kind..where.i also need to no how to do this so this doesnt happen agen
    look il post pics tonight after i get home from work
    hopefuly that will help you guys
  6. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Would prob be easiest to just remove the screws and use doublesided tape to fix the silly thing to wall control cavity. Otherwise as mech says about seal the holes and redo. For screws take one to home depot and replace with ones same size but little longer. Then rescrew preamp with new holes after hole filled with glue and toothpick drys.
  7. rojo412

    rojo412 Sit down, Danny... Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2000
    Cleveland, OH.
    If it's like a Jazz or Musicman Stingray, put some pieces of toothpicks and a tiny dab of wood glue into the screw holes, then screw the plate back on.

    If it's like the knobs are falling into the control cavity, you have much bigger problems, but can be fixed.

    I want to see pictures before I go too far, here.
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