Put a Dent in my Yamaha :(

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Phalanx, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Phalanx


    Apr 4, 2005
    Hi, I was removing my finger ramp and I dented the laminate doing so which I'm really upset about. Is it actually possible to fix these dents or shall I put the ramp back on to cover up the shame :(
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    It's a dent. It's too late to do anything about it now.
    You think Jaco worried when he first dented his bass? You live, you learn.

  3. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    Ive heard you can remove dents with a wet cloth and a soldering iron, not sure exactly how, but ive read it somewhere before..

    but again, get over it, you'll get a few dings, it happens..
  4. AFlyOnGeddysWal


    Sep 27, 2004
    It'll buff out! Don't fret, unless you put the thing in a glass case to preserve it like a piece of art, over the years it's bound to get a few marks. Wait till you play out or drop one.

  5. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA

    This really only works on unfinished or sometimes oil finished wood. The idea is that combination of heat and moisture re-expands the crushed pore in the wood and lifts the dent.

    It does work to varying degrees. But if the wood is finished with the typical finished poly or nitro top coat, you'll cloud up the finish and do nothing for the dent.

    Don't ask how I know this.