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Roommate problem, bass damage.

Discussion in 'Bass Central' started by Thecomedian, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Thecomedian


    Aug 16, 2012
    So I live with someone who is unfortunately a subverise type. He put a nice dent in my ibanez SR305 with I believe a screwdriver, since it actually fits the indentation perfectly. The damage is about 2-3mm in and I'm wondering, how can I repair it? Will a shop be able to repair it, or do you just fill it in with some resin? Locking my room from now on.
  2. GypsyMan


    Jun 30, 2011
    Move out or get a new rommie.
  3. What you do is...get an estimate to fix your instrument..present the bill to your roommate. If he refuses to pay 1. beat his ass 2. get a new roommate. Or, If you control the payment of bills pad his share of it until it is paid for.
  4. keep it low

    keep it low

    Jan 24, 2013
    Go with cookye, confront him with a repair estimate, if hes cool with either paying for it upfront, or making payments do it. If hes a dick about it, and he controls the bills give him the deducted amount, if you control the bills the balls in his court as far as getting it repaired, if you demand reimbursement, he may just tell you to go suck your bass, and move out boom never see any money for it.
  5. keep it low

    keep it low

    Jan 24, 2013
    Can we see a pic of the damages?
  6. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    He'd be the hospital patient type if he lived with me.

    What was the question?
  7. Clearwave


    Sep 29, 2011
    The Future
    Ask him about it. Give him the benefit of the doubt, It was probably an accident. If he owns up to it and apologizes, I bet you'll feel better. If he is a d*ck about it, move out. Because he'll keep messing up your stuff. Thats all you can do.
  8. pudge

    pudge Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Roomate damage,bass problem!
  9. I understand your sentiment, but a screwdriver to the bass seems like a heck of an "accident".
  10. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    Before you fix it, put one more dent in it ... on the side of his head. Really, 2-3mm is nothing. Forget it, it's just mojo.
  11. tat2jim


    Sep 13, 2007
    ATL via NYC
    Forget it and lock your room.
  12. jdwhitak


    Mar 20, 2012
    Greenwood, IN
    Is it a scratch or dent? If it is a dent you can do this:

    1) Get a soldering iron for a heat source. You could also use a clothes iron.
    2) Get a wet rag.
    3) Put a couple of drops of water on the dent.
    4) Wrap the soldering iron tip with the wet rag and apply to the dent.

    What you are doing here is basically steaming the wood causing it to swell slightly. I got this tip out of a Dan Erlewine guitar repair book. It actually works, I've used it. Took out a dent 90-95% of the way on a Warwick I had.
  13. That's a useful bit of knowledge to have in the back pocket. Kudos!
  14. InYerBass


    Feb 25, 2013
    I wouldn't sweat it too bad. Ibanez Soundgears are beautiful guitars, in fact my first bass was a black fretless sdgr 5 string, but they're in the more "economical" category of basses IMO. You can find them for much cheaper than your average killer bass. Regardless, if the spot is a deal breaker for you than Id say get it fixed but I would be too lazy. Just my 2 cents
  15. 1) get a camera
    2) take photo of your penis on Chicken Filet
    3) make nice to him one day
    4) feed him said chicken Filet as a good gesture
    5) Show him photo and ask his girlfriend out the day you move out

    recommended line "Revenge tastes better then Penis Parmesan and so does your girlfriend"