#1
Yesterday I was playing a gig, and during soundcheck, my strap lock ripped through the body of my guitar. Why would this happen? What should I do about it? I was able to drill a new hole and use that for the gig, but I'm still very concerned.
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#3
I did screw it back in, but it ripped a good chunk of wood out of my guitar, easily an inch long.
Call me Andrew. It's my name.

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#5
you need some toothpick and some wood glue.

pack the hole with the toothpicks and glue,once dry break off any excess toothpicks and using a fine sandpaper smooth down to the contour of the body, then screw in your straplock.

alternatively insert the straplock 1st then pack with the toothpicks and glue

edited for a couple of tipos
Last edited by ibanezgod1973 at Jul 18, 2010,
#6
Quote by ibanezgod1973
you need some toothpick and some wood glue.

pack the hole with the toothpicks and glue,once dry break off any excess toothpicks and using a fine sandpaper smooth don to the contour of the body, the screw in your straplock.

alternatively insert the straplock 1st then pack with the toothpicks and glue


he's got it.
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#7
As preventative maintenance, if you are the type to jump around and swing your guitar a lot, replace the short 1 inch-ish screws that come installed in your strap button or lock with 1 1/2 inch (or longer even). Predrill the hole first. Do it as soon as you get the guitar and it makes this kind of thing far less likely
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