#1
I recently dug out my old bass when one of my old mates was round so we could have a bit of a jam. It has a great big split in the headstock, right along the machineheads. It's an old Westone Concord 1 which they stopped making in 1983 apparently and a search of the net has yielded nothing by way of replacements (everything seems aimed at the Fender market and is really expensive). So my question is: how to fix the crack? Should I cram it with wood filler? Wood glue? Would I be better strapping it with some sort of metal band or maybe trying to stick a piece of wood on the back of the headstock? I don't want to spend a lot of money, preferably none at all, but I'd love to fix it up as it has sentimental value (I played bass in a hardcore punk band in the early eighties). All advice greatly appreciated.
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#3
I'd put some titebond glue in there and then clamp it down with a C clamp, let it sit over night, should be ok after that. If you don't have titbond it'll only cost you like 3 bucks
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#5
Anyone know what the UK equivalent of titebond is? Is it just really strong wood glue?

Edit: stupid question, I just looked it up and you can get it here. Thanks for the help, I'll get some and have a go.
"I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord." RL Burnside.

"I won't waste my love on a nation" BRMC
Last edited by RubberSoul54321 at Oct 16, 2008,
#6
Quote by ValoRhoads
I'd put some titebond glue in there and then clamp it down with a C clamp, let it sit over night, should be ok after that. If you don't have titbond it'll only cost you like 3 bucks



LOL - titbond!!!!
"I didn't mean to kill nobody ... I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head. Him dying was between him and the Lord." RL Burnside.

"I won't waste my love on a nation" BRMC