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Screw holes on my cab are worn out. what to do?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by gec78221, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. gec78221

    gec78221 Supporting Member

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    Should I get longer screws? Or, should I just go up one size?
     
  2. UR12

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    Take a toothpick, insert it in the hole and break it off flush and reinstall your screw
     
  3. soniq7

    soniq7 Member

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    That a classic road fix, works good too.

    If you have time, the smart money would be a couple of larger diameter screws. Sometimes I put superglue into the hole to harden up the wood first.
     
  4. edgewound

    edgewound Gold Supporting Member

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    T-nuts and machine screws, 10-32.

    Anything else is amateur.
     
  5. Blue Strat

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    This fix works even better if you dip the toothpick in wood glue first.
     
  6. twangbanger

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    I'd also go w/ the T nuts.
     
  7. fuzzfan1

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    In place of a toothpick, you can go to your local hardware store and buy a wooden dowel that is closest in diameter to the holes. Cut to length and use some quality wood glue to help keep in place.
     
  8. riker4208

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    +1 to above fuzzfan comment. Works on any project really
     
  9. rockon1

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    For a speaker mount I agree. If its for the back cover,meh,toothpicks and wood glue is fine IMO. Bob
     
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    i second this
     
  11. Jiffy_Jeff

    Jiffy_Jeff Playin Tunes and Having Fun! Silver Supporting Member

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    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

    The old toothpick fix. Use it all the time. One of the few things that technology can't improve!

    The wood glue is the best addition. But let it dry before you put the screw back in. Unless you want a "locktite" type fix.
     
  12. Dr. Tweedbucket

    Dr. Tweedbucket Deluxe model available !!!11

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    I was going to say, get a 1/8 drill bit and evenly drill out the bad screw holes, brush some glue in the hole and then press fit a 1/8 dowel. re-drill dowel to proper screw size. :YinYang
     
  13. Pickaxe

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    I find I get the best results with wooden matchsticks.
     
  14. Catoogie

    Catoogie Senior Member

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    Alright dude, jeez.

     
  15. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    edgewound Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok...jeez...sorry.

    Why are speakers being mounted with wood screws? The long term solution would be to mount them with a system that won't wear out and let the speaker fall out when the amp/cab is set down....or dropped.

    Fenders have used studs/nuts for decades...since at least the sixties.
     
  17. ChickenLover

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    I think everyone else in this thread assumed he was talking about mounting the back panel(s) to a cab (where wood screws are usually used)...not mounting the speakers (where T-nuts are usually used).
     
  18. edgewound

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    OHHHHH....:jo sorry....then by all means toothpicks/ popsicle stick pieces and wood glue are good fixes.
     
  19. doctorx

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    Right on. I used the glue and toothpick trick on an amp that had brass screws, and the next time I tried to remove them they were set so tight I broke the heads off a couple of the screws.
     
  20. derekd

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    I understand when Eric Johnson's roadies used this fix, he could hear the difference in the type of toothpick wood used from one cab to the next.

    :rolleyes:
     

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