The screw holding in the strap peg on the butt end of my R8 just crapped out, seems like it won't even fit in the hole anymore (that's what she said). Any ideas on fixes? Thanks.
It just slides in without any resistance, I guess the hole is stripped. I did a search and I keep getting the old "toothpick and glue" advice. I suppose I'll give it a shot unless anyone has any other suggestions.Those strap buttons regularly pull out of the wood on alot of guitars. The wood strips or something. But I'm not sure what you mean by it not even fitting into the hole anymore???
What he said,you can actually glue in a couple of toothpicks to give the screws something to bite into.
this keeps coming upTruth be told, gluing toothpicks are somewhat of a jury-rig fix.
The correct method (as in how pro's do it) to repair a stripped out strap button is drill the stripped button hole "slighlty" larger with an elec. drill, test fit a wood dowel (found at hobby storees, hardware stores, etc...) so when it's in the hole, it's flush with the guitar body finish. Then using wood glue, glue the tight fitting dowel into the hole so it's flush with the body of the guitar.
Let the dowel dry overnight and in the morning, drill a new screw hole and affix your strap button into virgin wood. The button will cover the dowel and it'll be stronger than new.