#1
i drilled incorrect holes for my strats neck pocket, so what should i use to fill them ( keeping in mind the new holes will be relativly close, so they need to be strong).

also how should i work out the spacing of the holes to make the neckplate completly level on both planes ?

thanks in advance
GEAR

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#3
Quote by Invader Jim
Jam a bunch of toothpics in there then sand them flush and cover with wood filler, then sand that flush.

Or a dowel or something, but yea.

If you dont have toothpicks i would suggest epoxy mixed with the wood shavings on the floor. Fill the holes entirely, letting a little ooze out in order to sand it smooth.

Good luck
#4
sharpen then end of a piece of wood with a knife jam it in with some glue snap it off sand flush and move to the next one thats what i did and it is perfect.
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#8
good, so this method will make the old holes,that are filled, strong enough to be drill very near or just over ?
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MIJ 68'reissue strat from 1996

bunch of boss pedals
#9
yes.

dowel, glue, sand, ftw. that's all there is to it.
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#10
Quote by nuthinbuttrubl8
yes.

dowel, glue, sand, ftw. that's all there is to it.

yep.

also, does anyone else think that putting in tuner mounting screws is a b*tch to do on a hard maple neck?
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#11
Go to home depot or loews and buy those round wooden sticks that you cut up in pieces to use as furniture pegs. They have them in variety of diameters and maybe few different types of wood. You might have to sand them a little bit but its a quick job.