#1
I'm not sure where to put this, so I've posted it both here and in the Bass forum.

Basically, my friend and I bought a broken double bass from my school (barely cost us anything, got two sets of strings with it too). The problem is, the neck has snapped in half. The break is where the neck meets the body, and the fret board is completely in tact.

Now my question is, how is it possible to fix it without getting it professionally fixed. We have very little money to go towards it, and we're only really just screwing around.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#3
I will be able to post pictures tomorrow afternoon, but right now the info I gave you is all I have.

I'm just thinking that yeah, we could bolt it or something, I'm just worried about string tension ruining that. Is there any way we could glue it, at least for a short time until we have the money to get it fixed?
#4
Quote by Internal Chaos
I'm not sure where to put this, so I've posted it both here and in the Bass forum.

Basically, my friend and I bought a broken double bass from my school (barely cost us anything, got two sets of strings with it too). The problem is, the neck has snapped in half. The break is where the neck meets the body, and the fret board is completely in tact.

Now my question is, how is it possible to fix it without getting it professionally fixed. We have very little money to go towards it, and we're only really just screwing around.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

It really depends. We'd have to see a picture about it. Depending on how the break is, it might be a case of resetting the neck or, worst case, you need to build a new neck (or buy one).
Sincerely, Chad.
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#5
don't bolt it on whatever you do.

It's hard to say how to glue it or what glue to use without seeing the break.

IMO leave it alone until you have the money to fix it, a failed attempt at fixing it is going to make it harder(and cost you more!) for a repairer to fix.
#6
Quote by Internal Chaos
I will be able to post pictures tomorrow afternoon, but right now the info I gave you is all I have.

I'm just thinking that yeah, we could bolt it or something, I'm just worried about string tension ruining that. Is there any way we could glue it, at least for a short time until we have the money to get it fixed?

These people are VERY knowledgeable on these subjects: http://www.violins.ca/forums/
Sincerely, Chad.
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#9
I used to be a regular member, but since I got out of building fiddles and sold my violin, it's not of much use to me anymore.
Sincerely, Chad.
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