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Glueing neck to fretboard - what glue?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by handyman11, May 22, 2011.

  1. handyman11

    handyman11 Silver Supporting Member

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    Was gievn an old no name Japan Bass from way back when .. they fretboard is separating from the neck , thinking of reglueing ....any suggestions on what kind of glue ? ..thanks ,
     
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    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    Remove all traces of the old glue, then use titebond
     
  4. sixstringslut

    sixstringslut Member

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    Maybe place some extra shimming (card stock) over the truss-rod in the usual trouble area. Also, lube the threads while you are in there.
    Could be a reason why the fretboard seperated?
     
  5. handyman11

    handyman11 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thansk ...it is starting to separate about the 10th fret ..my thought is that it was so old , the neck may be warpng ...I'd like to fix , just to play around with it ..
     
  6. MKB

    MKB Silver Supporting Member

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    I STRONGLY suggest you use a liquid hide glue to attach a fingerboard. That way, if the truss rod breaks,it is simple to remove the fingerboard to fix the rod. Some wood glues cannot be softened with heat like hide glue can. You can get ready to use liquid hide glue at most hardware stores.
     
  7. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Member

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    Disagree. Liquid hide glue is crap, at least compared to real hide glue. Titiebond can be broken down just as easily as hide glue. Dunno what the suggestion about "card stock shimming" is about, but does not sound like a suggestion you would hear from a professional gtr tech.

    Best procedure: pull 1st and 15th frets, drill through fret slots for locating pins, completely remove fingerboard and clean all traces of old glue. Reglue with even-presssure clamping, with locating pins to prevent glue creep.

    Best procedure for cheapo no-name Japan bass: work as much glue as possible into the open separation with thin blade and clamp the crap out of it.
     
  8. EADGBE

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    You could use Elmer's Carpenters glue. I don't know if it can be easily broken down later though.
     

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