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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

I was pressing in the anchors for the bridge on my new Ibanez body and one went it fine, while the other made a tiny tick noise and I knew exactly what it was.

I have this small fracture now and it worries me. Do you think this will still hold fine? It has a tung oil finish, will that interfere with glue?

If not, what can I do?

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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

Looks like an area that won't be visible when complete. If you can, remove the bushing and shoot some glue into the crack. Let dry, sand it, then insert the bushing again.



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Looks like an area that won't be visible when complete. If you can, remove the bushing and shoot some glue into the crack. Let dry, sand it, then insert the bushing again.
Bat has it correct!
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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

Looks like the hole was drilled a litle small for the ancher and it pushed the wood apart.
Some pieces of wood are just dryer or harder than others. As long as it doesn't spread over time, it is no big deal. If it does spread, it will crack the finish near it.
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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

With the bushing installed, I would carefully wick CA glue into the crack to neutralise any further cracking.
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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

Take a look at this one.


It's evidently been like that since the guitar was bought as we never realized it. No problems have resulted so far. I might get around to filling it one of these days. We put new studs in as well and still no issues. This is a basswood body.
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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

you guys have given me hope! It is at the guitar techs shop right now getting a special glue injected into the crack.
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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

It sounds like your tech is goint to use the CA that PCG suggested. That's good insurance for the future.
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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

So many opinions.
Personally,i would keep the bush in there,and use a 2-part-epoxy,something like 'Araldite'.

The reason would be is that its quite flexible,and will flex with the body,as it contorts under pressure.And expands when placing the Trem Screw back in in.

Taking the bush out would serve no major advantage,other than when the compound has fully cured,placing the bush back in may stretch the crack open again.

Looks fairly minor,so either way u cant go wrong,but personally i would keep the bush in.

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Re: small stress crack near bridge anchors. am I in trouble?

from my understanding, me and the tech agreed that we would glue it with the post in because I don't plan on every pulling them out.

And if we ever have too, we can always pop it loose with heat.

Thanks for all of the input guys. really appreciate it
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