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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Problem with Trem Post 'mount'

hi guys,

ive been restoring one of my much loved guitars - a Jackson Dinky that I've had for as long as i've been playing guitar (bout 10 years). Anyway, I recently attempted to put the tremolo back on and noticed that the Trem Post was just 'pulling' the plug straight out of the body... The other trem post mount is 'stuck' so im just wondering wheather i need to glue the thing back in - and what with? anyone else had a similar problem?

any help would be appreciated... cheers
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hi guys,

ive been restoring one of my much loved guitars - a Jackson Dinky that I've had for as long as i've been playing guitar (bout 10 years). Anyway, I recently attempted to put the tremolo back on and noticed that the Trem Post was just 'pulling' the plug straight out of the body... The other trem post mount is 'stuck' so im just wondering wheather i need to glue the thing back in - and what with? anyone else had a similar problem?

any help would be appreciated... cheers
Had the same problem myself afew times in my life its common on jackson guitars as they dont have locking tremolo post. What happened is the post has vibrated a little with the swelling and shrinking of the wood, causing it to oval out or split the wood itself. It can be fixed with glue, but it depends on how large the problem is. Ive personally used various kinds of epoxy but im sure that Rich knows a better fix than me as usual. Sometimes this problem requires plugging the original hole and redrilling. But it should definitely be fixed,. Common problems associated with this are a horrible lack of tuning stability and tone, if it sounds fine, it could probably sound alot better
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I used to use epoxy but I've been using wood glue lately.

If the anchor is loose it can be filled on the headstock side [the side that usually wears] with a good quality acetone based wood patch. It might not be loose, sometimes just pulling up on the trem can start to work out a normally tight anchor, in which case just pull it and use wood glue when you reseat it.
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heyguys, thanks for the quick response...

i'll try using some wood glue. but before i do, would you for any reason NOT use say a liquid nails product? its just that i have some already (sorry if that is epoxy - i aint a handy dude at all).

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I wouldn't, just because it's really thick. Doesn't mean it wouldn't work though.
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I wouldn't, just because it's really thick. Doesn't mean it wouldn't work though.
Im wondering why you avoid things that are thick like liquid nails? You have alot more experience with stuff like this so im just wondering. Ive used jb weld before and thats worked extremely well for me, although i dont know that I could get the old post out now, I dont have to worry about replacing them either.
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Just preference, Some of these can be pretty tough to press back in anyway so I prefer something thinner that flows better [and is much easier to clean up ]. I'd probably use JB before Liquid Nails and would probably be pretty good on loose anchors.

You can get any anchor out by locking a bolt in it and spinning it until it's free, then pull.
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I prefer something thinner that flows better [and is much easier to clean up ].
Yeh good point. Well im glad it doesnt require major surgery!

cheers for the help guys!
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I think Frank said he gives them a superglue bath to stiffen up the wood and to bond. There's probably as many preferences as there are products
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We use JB Weld at the shop I work in.

Mainly because the amp tech has like a life-time supply stashed in a drawer. :P
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