Screw stuff

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Supernate, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Supernate


    Sep 3, 2001
    Hello! My last bass had small brass pieces in the screw holes for the electronics cavity cover so that the wood wouldn't strip out or become "screw sick." I really want to put some of those in my new bass so that I don't have to worry so much about stripping but I can't find them because I don't know what they're called. Thanks!
  2. mslatter


    Apr 8, 2003
    Threaded inserts
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    They're great, but there's one thing I can't figure out:

    Why they're found on low end Ibanezes but I have yet to see one on a bass selling for more than $500...
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
  5. The Iblownez's you mention are the Luthite versions - plastic "stuff" that doesn't hold a screw well.
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Actually a basswood Korean $650 Japanese SR645 didn't have them and I was puzzled.