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What Kind of Glue is good for a Neck Thru

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by MNbassist, Oct 30, 2006.


  1. Its my first time making a neck thru bass and I dont know what glue to use. I want something that obviously transfers vibrations and will hold forever. if there is any other way of making it stronger plz help
     
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    A proper glue joint using carpenter's (yellow) glue is stronger than the surrounding wood. Pretty much any yellow glue fits the description you've given. The best way to make the joint as strong is possible is to make sure it is executed properly (no gaps, etc.).
     
  3. ebe9

    ebe9

    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    The one that will come up time and time agin is "Titebond".


    It tends to be a luthier standard.

    Personally I prefer the "yellow glue" that Geoff mention which I believe is an "aliphatic resin" (spelling) which creates a much stringer bond IMO, only problem is it has a fairly short working/exposure time, about 10 min or so, so don't leave it exposed for too long when working with it.
     
  4. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Just a note....Titebond is Alaphatic Resin glue, or yellow glue as you describe. I've used it for going on 23 years now, and never had a problem.
     
  5. ebe9

    ebe9

    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa

    Okay, I was not aware of that as Titebond is not available in South Africa.

    I had always thought titebond was a white cold glue.
     
  6. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    For a neckthru, you could really use most wood glues available. The long term load is minimal on the neck-wing joints.

    If you do a joint with long term load, you need to consider creep. And the answer will be to use a more brittle glue, because that will generally creep less than more elastic variants.
    White PVa is very creepy:rolleyes: while hide glue is not. Aliphatic is better than PVa, epoxi is slightly better than urethane, etc, etc.
     
  7. bryanjnkns

    bryanjnkns

    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulsa
    What kind of glue is this? Is it very creepy? Can i use it on my neck through? i have a bunch of this stuff laying around from other projects.
     
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Sub

    In what order would you put those glues, in terms of creep?
     
  9. bryanjnkns

    bryanjnkns

    Oct 18, 2006
    Tulsa
    Anyone, anyone?
     
  10. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005

    I dont think anything can be more creepy than:

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  11. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    PD: There is no smile in TB forum so I got to put one of mine!!!
     

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  12. Be sure to stay away from bottled liquid hide glue. That stuff is creepier than... well... just look up ^.
     
  13. msherman

    msherman

    Nov 20, 2002
    Connecticut, USA
    I think Sandra Bernhard might be creepier than MJ:bag:
     
  14. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Imagine if they had a kid...


    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  15. scottyd

    scottyd Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2006
    Waco Tx
    Builder/owner Redeemer Basses
    TITEBOND!!
     
  16. msherman

    msherman

    Nov 20, 2002
    Connecticut, USA
    Yes, you can use it. Very strong stuff.....Very little creeping. Downside is it is a dark glue and gluelines will be more pronounced with light colored woods.
     
  17. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    I thought that was what I did...
    As the post showed, to me anyway, I don't have enough info on the 2-components to make a list of those.

    But if you like, I can list from my knowledge, given that it is severely limited re. 2-comp; esp. urethanes are very wide in properties:

    PVa is the most prone to creep - terrible, actually
    Aliphatics
    Urethanes animalic glues would parallel with this group
    Epoxi
     
  18. the clonaid lady is creepier than MJ any day of the week:

    BBoisselier.jpg


    Any carpenter's yellow glue will work fine for glueing anything on a guitar or bass.
     
  19. eleonn

    eleonn

    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    I will NOT open this thread again!!! :eyebrow:
     
  20. pilotjones

    pilotjones

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Please don't post a pic of Joan Rivers!
     

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