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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-09-2004, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I broke my Jem :-(

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Bad news about my jem...it's broken Well, sort of anyway.
The screw which is holding the gold thing in (sorry I'm not more technical) which you put the strap on - you know, you have two, one at the bottom of the guitar, and one near the monkey grip - well the screw has just fallen out and you can't screw it back in. I'm guessing that the wood has worn out and is just now a cylendrical hole without the ridges which hold the screw in place. I'm probably not making any sense but I hope you know what I'm talking about. Is there any way to fix this other than drilling a new hole?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-09-2004, 06:14 PM
 
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well you can always get that wood fill stuff and fill up the hole, then you can redill into it

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you can do what i did with my crumy les paul and pour half a tube of super glue into the hole and then reinsert the screw

bada bing badaboom
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-09-2004, 06:19 PM
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Or take some wood glue and glue a flat toothpick in the hole and drive the screw back in before it sets. Alot less messy
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take Rich's advice with a toothpick and wood glue. it works wonderfully- and it costs you pennies- and it's easy!!!

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Or take some wood glue and glue a flat toothpick in the hole and drive the screw back in before it sets. Alot less messy
Yeah, that's what I did with my RG7420 when that happened a week after I bought the freaken thing. I was standing there talking to someone with my guitar on and it just hit the floor. Since fixing it, it's so secure I can hold it by the strap and swing it like a pendulum and that sukka won't come loose. Actually it would have been a cool story (in retrospect) if that was how the screw came out in the first place, but alas, no.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-11-2004, 07:53 AM
 
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unless you were the poor bastard that the guitar HIT when it flew from the strap

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unless you were the poor bastard that the guitar HIT when it flew from the strap
Bah, if you're anywhere in the vicinity of me when I've got a guitar strapped on you have to expect some carnage.
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Follow Rich's advice and you wont go wrong. Except in my case I had to use a matchstick, I'm far too poor to afford tooth picks
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 12:25 AM
 
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Bah, if you're anywhere in the vicinity of me when I've got a guitar strapped on you have to expect some carnage.
You should see some of the damage at my band rehearsal space. The ceiling above my area has these strange rectangular holes that curiously match the points of an Ibanez headstock.
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