#1
I have a Dean Razorback DB Bio-Mech and it has a strap pin where the neck bolts on. I like to check every guitar I get and make sure the neck bolts are tight so I did that and also I was gonna put a strap button for a dunlop strap lock on there. I unscrewed it about halfway I guess and I was like nah don't wanna mess this up. I screwed it back in snug but not like wrenching on it or anything and I noticed yesterday after practice going to take the strap of it came somewhat loose. I did have to tug pretty hard to get the strap off so I supposed that could have been it. My question is should I tighten it snug and give it just a little bit more so it stays locked better and also can only one neck bolt coming loose throw the neck out of whack?
#2
I don't know, but that doesn't really sound safe. Would it be uncomfortable if you placed the strap button or strap lock somewhere else than the original strap button is?
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#3
Seems Like an odd place fr a strap lock...

The rule of thumb for tightening is generally 1/4 turn after its snug,
But if you think the wood may crack just stop forcing is never a good
thing to do if it can be helped.
Last edited by BigHeadClan at Dec 13, 2011,
#5
Sorry I was kinda out of it earlier lol. I am guessing I should just put a new hole for the straplock stuff huh? I am thinking about taking the strap pin off of the neck screw too but what size screw would I need to replace it?
#6
Nah you're fine, just tighten it more than you did the first go around. As long as you don't give it the gorilla arm everything should be alright.

Also, that's a pretty common place for the strap button to be on odd-shaped bolt-on neck guitars.
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#7
try tightening it. as long as you don't force it, you shouldn't need to worry about cracking the wood or anything. neck screws are pre-drilled and meant to be fairly tight, so as long as you aren't completely ham-fisted (never use a drill, for example) about it, you really shouldn't have any concerns.

if there are 4 screws (most guitars), I really wouldn't be too worried about one being a little loose. even though it is certainly best to have them all evenly tightened, I can't imagine that 3 screws wouldn't be able to hold the strain, given that I've had guitars that only use 3 neck screws