#1
The other day at band practice my strap button and the screw that holds in in place completely fell out and now its lose. What should I use to secure it back in place?
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#2
shove toothpics and glue into the hole, then sand/ cut flush with the body and redrill for the strap pin
#3
Strap locks?
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#4
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shove toothpics and glue into the hole, then sand/ cut flush with the body and redrill for the strap pin

I'd prefer to not have to do any serious repair to it. Is there a glue that will work or something?

^The whole screw is lose and won't stay tight... strap locks wouldn't do anything.
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#5
No, I mean take it out and install strap locks. The only thing you can do is re-drill, and strap locks sometimes have different length screws, so you get a nice upgrade and a fix. Worked for me, at least.
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#6
The screw moves side to side... so I really don't think a longer screw would do anything
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#7
Most strap locks the screws arent any bigger than the original ones. To fix mine I go get a longer larger diameter screw from the hardware store. I have to use a drill bit to ream the hole in the strap button out. But Ive never had 1 come loose after this.
#8
getting a few toothpicks and putting them in your hole with a bit of glue isn't '"serious repair"
#11
Idk I'm just scared to do anything to this guitar cause it's pretty much my baby

I might do the super glue thing cause i have bootleg strap locks where I put a washer on the strap button then the strap then i screw in the button. I'm pretty sure if I REALLY had to take it out I could using a power screw driver.

edit: its the drilling part I'm scared to do not the toothpick/glue part
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#12
stick 4 toothpicks in, like around the edges, glue them in and then let it dry and just screw the screw back in, it'll be pretty tight but it'll save you from having to drill and the screw will grip onto the toothpicks that line the outside of the hole.
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#14
If you need to not do "serious repair" then just jam some paper pieces to fit in the hole then screw the screw back in.
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#15
I already said I'm gonna try the tooth pick and glue thing... no need to be sassy.
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#17
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I already said I'm gonna try the tooth pick and glue thing... no need to be sassy.

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#18
i have the same problem. would it be ok to take wood filler and fill the whole then redrill?
#19
I can imagine that would work fine as long as you aren't a pussy like me and you are willing to drill.
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#20
What I did was I just took one tooth pick, cut it to size, put it in the hole, then screwed the pin back in. No drilling or glue. I guess it depends on how stripped the hole is. Mines been fine for over a year. You just got to make sure the tooth pick stays parallel to the screw.
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