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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck repair help (bass)

Hey guys,

I got this off a friend who asked if I can repair it, I have a brief idea of how to approach it but don't quite know the whole process, any tutorials around or people that have done this before?

Anyway, Check the pics out and let me know

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Re: Neck repair help (bass)

http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/crack_neck.htm


Fairly simple. Especially with a clean break like yours
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dude thats an EASY fix for you VERY lucky that your neck broke like that, I've never seen a failure go that far down!

DONT cheap out on glue!
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Re: Neck repair help (bass)

Ah man, but the truss rod is showing through it, would that be a problem?

Its not mine, its my mates he broke it at a gig haha (accidently)

Shall I get some Titebond? Like this one :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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http://www.ibanezrules.com/tech/setup/crack_neck.htm


Fairly simple. Especially with a clean break like yours
Thanks for that man
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Re: Neck repair help (bass)

?- Does the break fit back together nice and tight?

And yes, tightbond or hide glue.
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glue, clamp.
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It doesn't get back to get flush, I think If I clamped it then it would probably go flush.

I'll try it with a capo later on as I don't have a clamp and most shops are closed.

I'll order the glue now, will 115ml be enough?
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It doesn't get back to get flush, I think If I clamped it then it would probably go flush.

I'll try it with a capo later on as I don't have a clamp and most shops are closed.

I'll order the glue now, will 115ml be enough?
glue goes along way so you won't need much for 1 repair. a clamp is a must though,, local hardware store will have both.
good luck.
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Just ordered the glue Gonna get clamps tomorrow! Should I use more than 2 ?

I'll keep you guys updated with pics LOVE PROJECTS!
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Yes use as many clamps as you can fit. But do a few dry runs, it looks bad from the pics, very splintered. If you can't get it to fit back together perfectly without crushing it with clamps, (you should be able to just squeeze it together by hand) I would not attempt the repair, it will be screwy and un stable as well as probably fail soon. The other option for repair is to cut the broken part off and scarf in a replacement piece of wood.
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You should be able to open it enough to see if any of the splinters are what are keeping it from mating clean. Just rip away those splinters until it mates clean, a few small voids will not hurt it at all.
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Cheers guys, I'll see what I can do

I should have the glue on monday or tuesday so I'll start then.

I'll take out some splinters as on the left side of the crack it doesn't quite go flush
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I don't know if the tutorial covers this, but I'd use some strips of softer wood in between the clamps and the guitar to spread the weight and protect the wood.

Looks pretty straight forward otherwise.
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I don't know if the tutorial covers this, but I'd use some strips of softer wood in between the clamps and the guitar to spread the weight and protect the wood.

Looks pretty straight forward otherwise.

Cork works well, as does making a clamping caul. For ease and speed I use friendly plastic, found in your local hobby shop.
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