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Old 10-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Guitar headstock broken

Hey guys,

Last summer my bro dropped my bassguitar in its bag on the groud. It broke it's headstock in the fall (Bummer). Now I was wondering I'm going to fiks the bassguitar myself cause i'm getting a new one anyway. But I like to get it fixed loved the bassguitar. It's a peavey cirrus bxp5 and it's broken halfway though the headstock zo it's still on al the chips are still attached. The only problem is that it's broken straight to the low E string.
So any tips what kind of glue how to get the glue in or should I break of the head and attatch the whole ting.

Tnks for advice in advanace,

Grtz,
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Pictures would help a LOT.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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Pictures would help a LOT.


I added the pics hope you can make somenthing up out of them
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #4
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After the first two pics I was like, "Meh, what's the problem," and then pic 3 was, "WOAH!"

Anyway. Looks perfectly gluable to me.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #5
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After the first two pics I was like, "Meh, what's the problem," and then pic 3 was, "WOAH!"

Anyway. Looks perfectly gluable to me.


Thats good news. I was just worried with the low e for the tension of the string. cause the crack goes through the screw stat holds it in place. And would you know what kind of glue would be strong enough and almost invisible for this guitar?
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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Yeah, remove the tuners and get some Titebond. When clamping it up make sure it's straight (shouldn't really be a problem seeing as it's still attatched) and put something either side of the headstock to protect the surface. Wipe away the glue with some damp tissue paper as you clamp it up. You'll want clamps very close to the break (or perhaps even on it) to make it as invisible as possible.

That's what I would do
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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Yeah, remove the tuners and get some Titebond. When clamping it up make sure it's straight (shouldn't really be a problem seeing as it's still attatched) and put something either side of the headstock to protect the surface. Wipe away the glue with some damp tissue paper as you clamp it up. You'll want clamps very close to the break (or perhaps even on it) to make it as invisible as possible.

That's what I would do



Whoomit just pretty much said it all there is to say to fix it, you follow this and there should be no problem

Something "similar" happened to one of my basses, it was NOT pretty but i even put a screw in and it worked like a charm hehe.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:22 AM   #8
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Thnanks guys goinig to try that. Just wondering wouldn't it be better to use polyurethane glue? should be stronger than titebond only problem is that ist's difficult to get that between the crack.
Thanks for the help guys saved m life
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:32 AM   #9
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Thnanks guys goinig to try that. Just wondering wouldn't it be better to use polyurethane glue? should be stronger than titebond only problem is that ist's difficult to get that between the crack.
Thanks for the help guys saved m life

Titebond will make the repair stronger than the wood around it, so anything stronger would be overkill.

Just use titebond.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:26 AM   #10
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I always use wood glue on wood. It's designed to bond wood, and therefore, does it amazingly well. And yes absolutely, the glue is stronger than the wood. I've experienced this first hand.
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #11
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I can see two problems with using polyurethane glue for this.

1. The glue expands and foams, and will need chiselled away and sanded after curing. Not ideal on an already finished surface, unless of course you're planning to refinish it.

2. Poly glue often wants glue on one surface, and water on the other (which will be difficult anyway, seeing as the headstock's still together) and you don't want to be adding any extra moisture to the wood. It'll just make the grain swell slightly, and then it won't want to fit as tightly as it did before.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:48 AM   #12
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Titebond or Elmer's Wood Glue with clamps. Make sure you get it in all of the crack. If you're anywhere near a farmer's co-op, go get a big syringe for horses or cows. You'll be able to get it way in there. They make and sell syringes for glue but, since I have a co-op near me, I've never had to find out where to get one.

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