Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Ft Lauderdale-Fl....oh man...women...women...women...
I've got this problem with my 7VWH. For a while I had a problem of over-tightening the screws in the nut-hole. (Ask Kevan how tight my nut-pad screws were when I went to his house a little over a year ago!). A problem I've gone away from, but the long-term effects weren't the best for it.
I have 4 hairline, I mean SMALL, cracks going with the grain right at the nut-hole's. It cost me $250 to have a just about completely snapped off RG570 neck fixed, and it came out awesome, however, I have priorities and cannot dish out the $250 to do it to my JEM.
Brian, do you think it would work well enough to maybe try blocking the bridge and tightening the strings so it seperates enough to get some glue down there, and just clamp and glue it?
As I said before, the cracks aren't wide enough to really break the headstock off, that and they run a little longer. (Actually, one follows the joint where the headstock meets the neck, and leads to the fingerboard). Also, breaking the headstock off...well, I don't have the balls for that!
I have noticed a lot of tuning problems (as Rich said I would) since I noticed the cracks, so this is something that has to be taken care of.
Oh yeah, I was wondering why strong epoxies are never recommended for projects like this. You'd think some of those epoxies out there, with the strength they have, would be great. Is it because the chemical make up of it can be hazardous to the wood?