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GoreBag
Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:55 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 08 Feb 2007 Posts: 2034 Location: South of Haven/Infernhull
Noticed today that my bass guitar's head now has two cracks in it where the tuning pegs are screwed in. One's pretty ugly; no idea how I missed it before. Can anyone recommend a particular shop or professional to have this remedied well and without gutting me financially? Are there any band-aid fixes that I might use to stave off further damage for a while?

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PCMK40oz
Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:46 pm Reply with quote
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Damn, did you drop it or something?
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GoreBag
Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:52 pm Reply with quote
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Not to my recollection. I have played it after a few too many, though, so maybe something untoward has happened. Regardless, this is probably a problem. Anyone?

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fumigate
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:43 pm Reply with quote
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superglue? ductape? semen?

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tormentinfire
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:05 pm Reply with quote
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A picture would help. If it's just a hairline crack, I'm not sure what you could do...something viscous like glue would probably be your best bet but I'm no carpenter.

If it's a wider crack you would probably want to fill it with some glue + wood. I've fixed stripped screw holes for strap pegs by filling them with toothpicks and wood glue.
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WestonInstruments
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:35 am Reply with quote
Joined: 30 Apr 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Ottawa
Hi,

I can most probably fix that. I've done several headstock repairs. You can find me at:

www.ottawaguitarrepair.com

Cheers,

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Rise_of_the_wicked
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:27 am Reply with quote
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distoshop.ca

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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:33 pm Reply with quote
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Rise_of_the_wicked wrote:
distoshop.ca


Yeah they seem to be the resident fixers these days.

If not them, Spaceman?

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Nico
Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:50 pm Reply with quote
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I would not recommend Spaceman.
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demonic spitfire
Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 am Reply with quote
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stef, kick this OG troll out would you.
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honky
Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:09 am Reply with quote
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I've had good repairs done at the ottawa folklore centre on Bank st., and also from Andy (I think that's what his name was (red hair)) at Steve's. Eventually I dropped the guitar again a few times and the crapped became worse and worse until it was no longer repairable. Depending on the guitar, you might want to look into a replacement neck. A decent repair will cost at least $100, then factor in some fret shaping and a good setup afterwards,.
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