#1
i've got 2 sets of strap buttons for dunlop dual design strap locks(bought a used guitar that already had them on there, but the kept the strap lock then i bought a set) and the screws for the strap buttons are too small and don't grip inside where the original screw was. is there a way i can fix this without drilling more holes in my guitars?
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#2
break off tooth picks and jamb them in the hole with some titebond glue.
Then screw into that while the glue is wet.

OR

drill the hole larger and glue a dowel in the hole.
then drill a small hole in the dowel.
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#4
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use the existing screws?

they block the holes where you put the strap lock into the button. the screws that come with the strap locks kinda suck. it seems like their a soft metal and the screws strip easily.
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#6
dont use the match stick/ tooth pick bodge job,

use a wood filler alot safer


1) take out screw

2) put wood filler (NOT GLUE) into open hole that is too big for the screw

3) LEAVE THE FILLER TO SET (this could well take 24 hours)

4) screw the screw into the now hardened/set filler.

5) notice you are still able to un screw and remove the trouble some screw if needed.
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#7
Straplok screws strip way too damned easily.

Woodfiller is a NO NO. It's not all that strong.
Dowel and redrill is the way to go.
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#8
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Straplok screws strip way too damned easily.

Woodfiller is a NO NO. It's not all that strong.
Dowel and redrill is the way to go.


woodfillers the safest option imo...

just gotta watch not to get it on the guitar,

whys it a big no-no?
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#9
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woodfillers the safest option imo...

just gotta watch not to get it on the guitar,

whys it a big no-no?
Wood filler has NO strength whatsoever.
NEVER use wood filler for a job like this.
Whether doweling, or using shards of wood, WOOD is stronger.

Wood has fibers and will compress when the screw is driven in.
The glue is only there to bond the old wood and the new.
Most of the glue gets squeezed out.
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#10
^Exactly. I mean, it's ok for a tuner screw but definitely not for a strap button screw.
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#11
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Wood filler has NO strength whatsoever.
NEVER use wood filler for a job like this.
Whether doweling, or using shards of wood, WOOD is stronger.

Wood has fibers and will compress when the screw is driven in.
The glue is only there to bond the old wood and the new.
Most of the glue gets squeezed out.

...i best find a new guitar tech.. luckily he didnt fix mine, when it went wrong

my old wood work teacher used some thin tubeing, and used it like a raw plug no idea how it worked , but it did
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#12
I had some bamboo shishkabob sticks laying around in my kitchen. They were the perfect diameter to fill the old whole. I haven't had to deal with anything coming loose etc. since I put them in.
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#13
i've got the same problem and my dad was wondering about using a small wall plug? is this a good idea?
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#14
Quote by SomeoneYouKnew
break off tooth picks and jamb them in the hole with some titebond glue.
Then screw into that while the glue is wet.

OR

drill the hole larger and glue a dowel in the hole.
then drill a small hole in the dowel.

^ These are the right ways to fix your problem. ^

DO NOT USE WOOD FILLER. It crumbles when any kind of pressure is put on it. Then the screws would fall out of the holes and that would defeat the purpose of strap locks wouldn't it.
#15
Meh, The toothpick idea is stronger, but I've done wood filler thing before, and it's lasted me over a year, with a gigging guitar.

I just filled the hole, then screwed in the straplock , then when it dried, re-tightened it.
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#16
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Meh, The toothpick idea is stronger, but I've done wood filler thing before, and it's lasted me over a year, with a gigging guitar.

I just filled the hole, then screwed in the straplock , then when it dried, re-tightened it.

When I tried it a few years back it didn't even last a week.
#17
No idea then. The filler i use is 60% wood fibers though. It's not standard putty or anything.
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#18
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i've got the same problem and my dad was wondering about using a small wall plug? is this a good idea?

You couldn't have started a new thread?
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Adam S3A monitors
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You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#19
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You couldn't have started a new thread?


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