How do I shot crack in headstock?

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xp if it runs out to the edge, that changes things a bit, because it can then open up and tuners will move etc. You'll need to open it up ever so slightly to get some glue into it - if you have removed the tuners and ferrules you could get a dowel or some other round object that fits the A tuner hole closely, then lever it open a smidge while you run some slightly thinned (10% water) Titebond red into the crack. If you take off all 4 tuners you can just run a strip of wood along the top of the headstock and put a cork or plastic or softwood block on the underside, where the logo is, to clamp onto. Use a G clamp or something like that. Setting for 24 hours will make a glued bond which is stronger than the wood itself.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Saturday, 26 August 2017 23:56 (five years ago) link

Perhaps Tim Ellison also encountered a similar phenomenon at that point in time

Thankfully, my SX Liquid has survived!

timellison, Sunday, 27 August 2017 21:05 (five years ago) link

If you can spread the crack, a tooth pick is good for getting your glue down in the separation.

Tooth picks can also be used as filler. They are good to use when say a strap button comes out. You can put in a couple of picks, break them off after putting in some glue then they are soft enough to drive with a drill the screw back in to setup a strap button.

earlnash, Sunday, 27 August 2017 23:56 (five years ago) link

eight months pass...

Just got it back, paid a real guy to do it. He also did a set up- I wouldn’t let him change the strings though, trying to give Phil Chen a run for his money. He did lower the action though, now I think I have to lighten my touch so as not to generate so much finger noise.

omgneto and ittanium mayne (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 May 2018 02:21 (four years ago) link


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