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Strap Peg Question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Chace90, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. Chace90

    Chace90 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2002
    Denver, CO
    I've got a very loose strap peg and it's been so for a while. When I tighten it with a screwdriver, it'll be ok for a while but basically goes back to being loose and appearing to be ripping out. I think it's because I live in Colorado and the wood has expanded somewhat since I recieved the bass. My question is, how can I remedy this?
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    My reply is... toothpic or matches and superglue!

    Unscrew the strap, fill the hole with toothpic or matches (could use a "real" dowel), drop a bit of superglue and let it dry.

    Now cut the toothpics flush and just drill a new hole. Screw your strap button back.

  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    You also might try removing the peg, drizzling a little white glue in there. Let it dry overnight. Now screw in the screw and it might get enough bite in the hardened glue to stay put.
  4. I'm a follower of the toothpick and wood glue method as mentioned by JP.