#1
Hello all,

So the strap holders on my Gretsch Synchromatic double jet wont' stay in. I've tried using toothpicks, pencil shavings, etc....


I have been told NOT to glue the strap holder in.

HOWEVER, I am COMPLETELY FINE with having the strap holders there permanently, but Will it effect the tone overall?
#3
just get longer screws...
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#4
Quote by ethan_hanus
It wont affect the tone, but glue wont be the strongest bond. I'd fill it with JB weld, and then re drill the hole, or some similar material that's hard and bonds well.


Glue is stronger than wood, why do you think a Gibson with a broken headstock never breaks in the same place after being broken. Glue actually makes the head stronger. Should be the same in this situation. A bit of wood glue with tooth pics will do no harm.
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#5
Quote by digman50
Glue is stronger than wood, why do you think a Gibson with a broken headstock never breaks in the same place after being broken. Glue actually makes the head stronger. Should be the same in this situation. A bit of wood glue with tooth pics will do no harm.


Wood on wood yeah, but wood to metal, I've never had any luck with getting a good bond that way, it's easier to fill and redill.
#7
I had the same problem and I put a little loc-tite super glue on the threads of the screw and screwed it in and i have never had a problem again.

another time i was replacing the strap holder with strap locks and the replacement screw was smaller than the original so i filled the holes half full with 5 min epoxy and put in the screw. no problems.

about the tone i can't imagine that such a minuscule cavity having a negligible amount of glue in it will affect the tone. your clear coat is a big thick layer of glue basically.
#8
bit a wood glue, a toothpick. let it set, drill a small hole for the screw. screw it in

It's not all that hard

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#9
Quote by brentonlatour
... with 5 min epoxy and put in the screw....


it wasn't my best idea. but it worked. i would use super glue if i was to do it again. but the tooth pick/sawdust and glue thing is time tested and ubiquitous so that is safe.