screw problem on a jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by patrickroberts, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. patrickroberts


    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    The screw closest to the neck of the guitar that holds the strap on keeps coming out, therefore i have to keep screwing it back in. Is there any reason that it keeps doing this, is there anything i can do to stop it?
  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    This happens from time to time, since I know of few companies that use the screws that should be used for this purpose.

    The age-old fix is to get some toothpicks, coat them with Elmer's wood glue, and stick 'em in the screw hole. Allow them to dry for a couple days and then trim the excess. Then, you're ready to put the screw back in.

    I often replace the screw with a longer and slightly wider one so it hass more "grab" to it. If you have limited woodworking skills, this is best done by a professional.
  3. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    you can just put a toothpick in there break it glue and screw it back on...its all good

  4. jivetkr


    May 15, 2002
    for the toothpick method.

    I always do that when this happens & i've never had any issues.