Well, I did a dumb thing last night at band rehearsal. *I put a new cliplock on my newly aquired FP and decided to try the big swing it around my shoulder to see if it balances as good as the VWH during that trick. *So.....
and I look down at the floor only to see my poor new baby had the screw in the base of the body pull out and sent my guitar sailing across the room crashing onto the floor. *I walked over expecting to find a broken neck (it landed headstock first) but when I picked it up, it was all intact! *Out of tune yes, but no other problems at all!
So I tuned it up and played it again. *
I guess I'll still never put a cliplock on without puting some crazy glue in the screw hole, and yes, I did drill out the brass bushing and reuse the original screws.
The moral of the story, don't swing your guitar around until you are sure the screws aren't coming out.
All I can say, is I am very impressed with the strength of the neck, especially considering this is an 89 model with tons of playing on it. *I'm still not going to try testing the strengh like that again though :biggrin: and don't recommend you doing it either.
My Jem oops story for the year so far.