#1
hey guys, i've had this problem on one of my basses for ages but never bothered to fixed it, but now i think it's time to do something bout it

my very first bass has the strap button completely fallen off, the screw included. every time i try to put it back in it tends to fall out again. the reason y it won't stay still, is bc quite simply, the wood around it has been sanded away, so i cannot screw the nail back in the guitar. don't ask me how it got to that plz

do u get that? i'm not very good at expressing myself lol

but i was thinking, should i put putty in that hole with the nail still in, and let it set? or is there a better way? one of my friends suggested superglue but as i said, there's space around the nail where wood should be, so i can't stick it on.
#2
use matchsticks along with a screw to put the button back on, cut them in half or just take the ends off and put one in the hole then screwthe button on. Works everytime
#3
best way to do it: glue a dowel rod into the hole make sure its a anig fit and hammer it in with a rubber mallet. then screw the button back in using a power drill, you way want to drill a guide hole first but it isnt completely necessary.
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#4
that happened on one of my basses due to my sending it flying through the air all the time XD i just drilled a new hole completely, and then i put some heavy duty industrial strength super glue in the new hole and then put the screw in; havnt had any problems since. but if you're worried about appearances, the other suggestions here would work.
#5
I've even just glued a screw in with wood glue and it worked perfectly.
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#6
I've done both, and the dowel / matchstick method actually works better and lasts longer; esp. if your bass is on the heavy side.
#7
had same problem with my bass - used the matchstick trick and half way through a set my bass fell off and i had to finish the song kneeling down on one knee while the sound guy taped it to my bass with duct tape. (and no, i didnt miss a note !!)

you need a harder wood than matchsticks to make it really secure..
#8
This happened to my mate and he just used no more nails, its held well too
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#9
that happened to my bass and i fixed it by putting in a screw that was twice as long. its been fine since then