I have a 2 year old bass, hand-carved top, laminate body. I bought her new. She recently developed a crack at one of the f-holes on the G side. I took her to a local luthier who put in a diamond cleat at the crack and glued with hide glue, but each time he tightened the strings, the tension opened up the crack again. So he changed to white wood glue for the repair, but still had the same result. He discovered that the sound post was glued in-place! Now, here's my question: I just got off of the phone with him and we are considering the possibility that the bass builder did not deliberately glue the sound post in, but since this was a new bass, it might actually be the natural sap of the wood which caused it to stick in place. Has anyone else heard of such a thing happening, before? The bass was made by what I would consider to be a reputable builder and I'd like to think that gluing the sound post in place was not done deliberately.