tris123
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#1
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,
Tris
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tris123
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#3
Quote by whoomit
Pictures would help a LOT.


I added the pics hope you can make somenthing up out of them
tris123
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#5
Quote by von Layzonfon
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?
whoomit
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#6
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
Heilz
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#7
Quote by whoomit
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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tris123
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#8
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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#9
Quote by tris123
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.
whoomit
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#11
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.
woad_yurt
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#12
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.
Last edited by woad_yurt at Oct 22, 2012,