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Username: bareass

Post Number: 6
Registered: 2-2013
Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post

Hey all, the strap pussy is coming out on my Europa, just wondering what the best technique is to fix this.
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Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1553
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 - 3:21 pm:   Edit Post

Too many jokes.... LOL.

Well to fix the strap post, I think standard repair would be to remove the screw holding the strap pin and then either add a very small dowel with some titebond into the hole or just use a few toothpicks (this is what I've done in the past on other basses). Once they've dried, snap them off at the right length and then re-insert the screw- with some 'new' wood to bite into, you should be good.
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Username: jon_jackson

Post Number: 170
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 - 6:36 am:   Edit Post

Toby's procedure is correct if the hole is enlarged or stripped. If the screw just periodically loosens or works its way out, you can add a drop or two of red Loctite 242 to the treads before inserting and tightening the screw and it will hold indefinitely.

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