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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Unhappy Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

So, I'm working on setting up my 2000 LTD M-100 today and one of my tremolo anchor screws pulls out of the hole. It's stripped out the anchor hole and will need to be filled and re-drilled. My last woodworking attempt resulted in needing a new dining room table, so I don't consider myself up for a DIY. The guitar is just under 10 years old and I've made some mods to it like adding an Edge trem, Paf Joe and Fred pickups as well as push-pull pots wired to split the coils and give the hi-pass filter. Those would probably sell for 2/3rds what I paid for it back in high school....
My question is, do you think it's worth paying to get the hole filled and re-drilled or should I just break the guitar down to parts and move on, or thirdly? I can't remember the last time I played this guitar so I kind of feel like I might as well break it down and sell it off for some extra cash rather than pay to fix it up. That said, if I should only expect it to cost me $50 or so, I might as well get the work done on it and keep it. My limit to pay would be $100 but I would start weighing my options at $75 since I don't play the guitar that often, it's been a backup since I got my JS1200. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated on the subject...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

It's really not that hard to do that quick fix. Just measure a million times, and cut once.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-19-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

fill the hole with super glue and toothpicks and move along.
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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

super glue and tooth picks? I'm willing to give it a go, anything I should be aware of for the MacGyver special?
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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

Don't use super glue and tooth picks, that's the lazy way to fix it. If you're going to fix it, do it right and do it once. Super glue will be needed as part of the solution but not as the solution.

Remove the anchor, clean up the hole, buy some wood filler, fill up the hole, let it sit for a day or so and then redrill the hole using a hand drill. Once the hole is drilled and you've determined that the anchor will go in, brush some super glue on to the hole with a miniature brush, tap the achor in and let it sit for a day or so. Once it dries, that anchor won't move at all.

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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

The only problem I can foresee with that is that I don't want to fix the anchor screw in there in case I decide to change string gauges down the road or need to make an adjustment to level the bridge. Is the superglue part of that really necessary? Can't I just fill it with wood-filler and drill and then put the screw in leaving it able to be adjusted?
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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

Superglue the anchor into the body, not the adjustment screw into the anchor.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-20-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Re: Reclaimation Project or Cut my losses?

Superglue and toothpicks will work perfectly. it's cheap easy and simple.
It will be solid if you tap enough toothpicks in the hole.
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