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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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JS1000 strap buttons

Does anyone else with a JS 1000 have any problems with the strap buttons? Mine seem real loose.

I just got it mid-december, and as of now its my first Ibanez that isn't fitted with Dimarzio strap-locks.
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Got a screwdriver?
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of course I've got a screwdriver

I'm just a little paraniod about using it. with my luck something crazy will happen, like stripping the thread.

This is my newest, and best axe right now, until I get that first Jem!
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I guess I'll never ask you to pull the trem
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on either of my two 88/89 RG5XX models I'd have no problem doing that

Actually my hesitantcy comes from the time my wife bought me a RG450DX WH ( I know the Korean ones are garbage, but you can't tell the wife that her engagement gift is sub-par ) and I stripped the strap screws within 30 minutes of her bringing it home.
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So maybe you should tighten it before it pulls out and the JS hits the floor?
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Ans this time, don't strip it
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Yeah, thats not on the list of things I want to see happen.

Anyway, I tightend it (particularly the front most one) with a screw driver, and all seemed fine, initially.

But after placing and removing my strap a few times it was loose again.

Once that initial looseness starts, I can fully turn the screw with just downward pressure from my thumb. Any ideas?
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Remove the screw. Dip a flat toothpick in wood glue and insert it into the hole, pressing it against the side. Let it set for an hour or so, then trim off the excess toothpick protruding from the hole. Then re-install your strap buttons, and they should hold a bit better.

If this doesn't work, repeat the process with a second toothpick on the opposite side of the hole.

I just did this on my Dean EVO 7-string, because the screws supplied with Schaller strap locks are slightly narrower than the stock ones. They hold really well now.
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thanks Darren.

I've actually read that somewhere before, that and the solution with the epoxy.

thanks again, I think I'll give this a try this weekend.
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at the risk of sounding like a total tool, where can I find flat toothpicks.

I've looked at all the places I could think of, mainly supermarkets, and all they seem to have are the round ones
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Dilligent searching, I have the same problem, my local only has round. But the big town down the road has 4 supermarkets and one of them had some
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at the risk of sounding like a total tool, where can I find flat toothpicks.

I've looked at all the places I could think of, mainly supermarkets, and all they seem to have are the round ones
Go to your local "Chinese Take Out". Around here, they all have them ;-)
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at the risk of sounding like a total tool, where can I find flat toothpicks.

I've looked at all the places I could think of, mainly supermarkets, and all they seem to have are the round ones
Got a meat mallet in the kitchen ?

If you do then, buy the round ones and dunk them in water overnight. In the morning lay them out on a chopping block and bash the daylight out of them until they are flat.

Oh yeah and one shouldn't use a toothpick, one should use dental floss, it's much more hygenic for one's teeth dear chaps.

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