#1
Ok so i have this Schecter C-1 FR Hellraiser right? Well...

(this is not a pic of my guitar)


The screws on the left there... one of them came completely out while playing. I thought I broke a string at first, but it was worse...

So I can't get the screw back in, the hole is too large.. How can I fix this?
Fender USA Stratocaster HSS
Schecter C-1 FR Hellraiser
Ibanez RG 321mh
Fender Squier Strat
Bugera V22
Line 6 Spider Valve HD100
Line 412 cab V 30's
#2
Put in a bigger screw

Seriously, you couldn't think of that yourself?
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#3
i have the same guitar ur gonna need to take it to a repair store and see if they have a bigger screw
#4
you could use one of those hole plugs they use in walls
i used one for a strap lock once

the kind you can get in a DIY place
#5
Use a high performance wood filler and fill the screw hole. Let it dry COMPLETELY. Sand off any excess then screw back in. DO NOT use a cheap wood filler as most likely it won't hold the screw in place.

If you do go with a larger screw (as some suggest), be wary of going too large as it may split the body of the guitar. You don't have much surface area to work with.
Last edited by Whiskey Tango at Sep 9, 2009,
#6
Quote by SquierLolz
Put in a bigger screw

Seriously, you couldn't think of that yourself?


a bigger screw wouldnt fit through the metal hole.... that is some pickle
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#7
a bigger screw wont fit thru the metal hole on that plate... and its not a matter of the screw being too short, it's plenty long.

Quote by Whiskey Tango
Use a high performance wood filler and fill the screw hole. Let it dry COMPLETELY. Sand off any excess then screw back in. DO NOT use a cheap wood filler as most likely it won't hold the screw in place.


This is what i was lookin for, got a name brand you know of?
Fender USA Stratocaster HSS
Schecter C-1 FR Hellraiser
Ibanez RG 321mh
Fender Squier Strat
Bugera V22
Line 6 Spider Valve HD100
Line 412 cab V 30's
Last edited by JMeasles at Sep 9, 2009,
#8
do NOT use a bigger screw

DO follow Whiskey Tango's advice. Use the original screw
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#9
I would glue a wooden dowel into the hole, let it dry, then drill new pilot hole and then screw your screw back in. The screw should be a wood screw so it'll go right back in, just make sure you follow your pilot hole so your screw doesn't go in at an angle.

Or cheap and easy.......buy a screw with bigger threads...this may work but it could strip out again.

First method is your safest bet.
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#10
DOWEL IT, don't use just wood filler because it's not that strong.
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#11
Quote by salsawords
DOWEL IT, don't use just wood filler because it's not that strong.


+10000 Go to a hardware or building supply store and find some small wooden dowel rod that you can cut to fit in the hole. Glue it in, let it dry and then drill a new pilot, and put the original screw back in.
#12
I suggest either a really good (likely expensive) wood filler or dowel rod

I think a bigger screw would be better cause the force strings exert on the bridge is ridiculous and you will want somthing you KNOW will hold.
#13
Thanks for all the help guys, I am going to go to the hardware store after work and look for a dowel and wood filler.

So I was thinking I would take the fitted bit of dowel rod and make some grooves in it to give grip. Fill the hole in the guitar with filler, push the dowel in, wipe off excess, let dry. Then screw it.
Fender USA Stratocaster HSS
Schecter C-1 FR Hellraiser
Ibanez RG 321mh
Fender Squier Strat
Bugera V22
Line 6 Spider Valve HD100
Line 412 cab V 30's
Last edited by JMeasles at Sep 9, 2009,
#14
Quote by SquierLolz
Put in a bigger screw

Seriously, you couldn't think of that yourself?



And then that bigger screw will cause a bigger hole, which he will replace with a bigger screw... which will cause a bigger hole.

Seriously, you couldn't think of that yourself?

Your gonna have to fill in the hole, then re-screw.

Quote by Zayrank
I suggest either a really good (likely expensive) wood filler or dowel rod

I think a bigger screw would be better cause the force strings exert on the bridge is ridiculous and you will want somthing you KNOW will hold.


Bigger screw won't cause it to hold better, it wasn't the screw that broke, it was the wood... A bigger screw won't help the wood not to break... Also, a bigger screw won't fit through the trem claw....
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Last edited by biga29 at Sep 9, 2009,
#15
Well, I dont have to worry about it, I actually found a nice local shop that is going to fix it for me and do a full set up which I needed.
Fender USA Stratocaster HSS
Schecter C-1 FR Hellraiser
Ibanez RG 321mh
Fender Squier Strat
Bugera V22
Line 6 Spider Valve HD100
Line 412 cab V 30's
#16
Quote by JMeasles
Well, I dont have to worry about it, I actually found a nice local shop that is going to fix it for me and do a full set up which I needed.


How much are they charging you for this?
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Jackson RR24M - EMG ALX w/ ABQ installed
Ibanez Xiphos - stock
LTD Alexi 600 - stock
Ibanex RG - Tone Zone(bridge), PAF Pro(neck)
Blackstar HT-20H
Fulltone OCD
MXR 10 Band EQ