Broke my new Bullet

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by nosmo, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. nosmo

    nosmo Strat-Talker

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    Well, then I'm in luck, all the hardware is anodized black!

    Seriously though, thanks for all the tips. I have lots of wood glue, epoxies, etc., but fresh out of CA stuff. I'll get some and give it a try. Again, considering I paid less than $150 for the guit and the amp together, I am not losing anything either way. And if the body does go south, the neck is definitely worth saving, in my beginner's opinion.

    Next purchase: A HARD case.

    I like you folks on this forum. This thread sounds just like the "How To Patch a Tire" advice on my motorcycle forums, HAHAHAHAHA. :thumb:
     
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    stratocarlster Most Honored Senior Member

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    We haven't started on the big debate yet .. the relative merits of wood glue v CA for tone.
     
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    Well, now ya done it.....I went to the StewMac site and ordered the glue (#10 and #20). I am a "tool guy", I've got at least $30K in tools for various things mechanical, woodworking, cars, motorcycles, aircraft, etc. Now it looks like I'll have to "invest" in a whole buncha luthier stuff that I'll never use, buy a special toolbox just for that, make room in the garage, get yelled at by my fiance, maybe get tossed out.............I'm doomed.
     
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    "Tone" is waaaay in my future. I'm working on foot tapping and making a G chord.
     
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    just finish what you started, it was good enough for John Mayall

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    Well, that's an idea......I do have a really good bandsaw, and why lug around all that extra wood?
     
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    Today I learned. Awesome.
     
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    I have a substantial collection of high-proof alcohol... mainly from Scotland and The Caribbean... and I wouldn't describe it as "thin".
     
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    Shhhhh... they'll hear you.
     
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    archetype Senior Stratmaster

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    That'll put you in solid with us, though. :D
     
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    Willmunny Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Shirley you can't be serious
     
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    Willmunny Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Thought there might be some "Airplane" fans lol.
    "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley "
     
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    Probably doesn't need any repair at all if you took it out and played it. I've got, and have had, guitars with all kinds of cracks in them that played just fine for years.
     
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    Use wood glue. Thin it a bit with some water so it will penetrate more easily. Spread the crack open and rub in the glue with your finger then squeeze the crack until glue squeezes out then repeat over and over until the glue is fully penetrated throughout the crack. When you think you’ve got the glue deep enough into the crack repeat the process a few more times to make sure. Then clamp it up overnight.
     
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    My first thought was to get a few syringes from somewhere (wear rubber gloves) and use these to get the glue all the way down into the cracks and then clamp it up, carefully.
     
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    Is that some sort of a new dance step???!!
     
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    LOL! Yep:D
     
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    Just buy a replacement neck pocket.
     
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    StewMac has them: ash, alder, and basswood. Pay attention to Tele vs. Strat heel when ordering.
     
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    I think it's part of the "extras" service.