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J Custom Gotoh strap locks problems

Wondering if anyone else has issues with the strap pins coming loose. Seemingly for no reason the pin on the upper horn just unscrews itself. The hole is not stripped. It just comes unscrewed. Last night after band practice, it was almost completely unscrewed. I had just tightened it after it was coming unscrewed sitting in the case for a week. Should I try and wrap the screw with pipe tape? Is there a good fix for this?
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Re: J Custom Gotoh strap locks problems

Yes, I've had that problem. I retrofitted a set on my '99 FP. I was having the same problem with the upper horn. It would be loose by the end of an hour guitar lesson. I put a tiny dab of wood glue down near the tip of the screw and screwed it in. It's been totally solid since.
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Re: J Custom Gotoh strap locks problems

I'll give that a try. Just didn't want to make it permanently locked in there.
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Re: J Custom Gotoh strap locks problems

I always recommend fixing stripped threads with CA and accelerator. I use an E string and run a few drop around the inside to coat the threads. It swells the original threads and adds thickness, and accelerator it's hard as rock and a lifetime fix.
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Re: J Custom Gotoh strap locks problems

This isn't a stripped thread thing. It just backs the screw out enough to make the strap pin loose.

Wood glue should not stick to the threads of the screw and you should ultimately be able to back it out in the future. With metal I'd use Loc-tite but I didn't think that would work for wood. I used a very small amount of wood glue, just enough to barely coat the screw. Like you, I didn't want to make it permanently in there or mess anything up.

That said, Rich's method should work too. Basically you'd be creating a tighter fit and therefore more friction between the wood and the screw. I think the problem currently is that there's more friction between the screw and the strap pin than there is between the screw and the wood. As you move around while you're playing, you just begin to unscrew the thing.
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