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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Broken wood piece between H & S slots- repair?

I'm basically overhauling my 1990 RG550 Coral Mist Metallic, including new pickups and, while I'm at it, a decent cleaning (plus hopefully getting rid of an awful stale smoke smell).

I removed the pickguard and as I was swabbing out the pickup cavities, a piece of the "wall" between the neck humbucker slot and the single coil slot broke off, very cleanly. I would say it had even been broken before, but there's no residue from old glue or anything like that.

I'm figuring this is a very simple wood glue repair, and I'm not overly worried about cosmetics since it's under the pickguard, but just wanted to ask if there are any pitfalls to avoid. I don't have any actual clamps either as I'm a novice repairman- suggestions as to how to hold the piece in place as the glue dries for however long.

Thoughts appreciated on a topic I've not seen before-

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Re: Broken wood piece between H & S slots- repair?

this would be easier with pics.........

My first thought is that nothing needs to be done........this should not affect playability at all.
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Re: Broken wood piece between H & S slots- repair?

Glue it back on, then use a weight to hold it while the glue dries. Very easy, especially if you don't have to touch up the finish. Just keep everything clean,
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