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daardvark
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Username: daardvark

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2011 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post

I know this is a 1977. The head stock is broken clean at the top of the neck. It's still attached, but the break is clean. I'd like to know what I should do about this? Also I'd like to know a little about the guitar.

Thanks in advance

Denny
gtrguy
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Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 332
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2011 - 1:45 pm:   Edit Post

Alembic actually designs the scarf joint so that they usually break at the joint and they can then repair it for you. Email Mica.

Good luck!
Dave
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2285
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 1:21 am:   Edit Post

It can be fixed. One of the members here Keavin has an early Series bass that has been decapitated a number of times and is still laying down some serious grooves. Hopefully he will see the thread and give you some reassurance.


jazzyvee
keavin
Senior Member
Username: keavin

Post Number: 1669
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 5:32 am:   Edit Post

I say just Glue (gorilla glue) Clamp & Go!
daardvark
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Username: daardvark

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 6:23 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the great advice. I had other folks recommend NOT using gorilla glue because of it's characteristic expansion. What say you all about titebond original?
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7139
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 - 6:38 pm:   Edit Post

We would repair with titebond and clamp with the original cauls to get a snug fit. Repairs of this nature are typically inexpensive, ranging from $75-350 depending on the severity.
daardvark
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Username: daardvark

Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2011 - 1:49 pm:   Edit Post

Here is a pic of the crack

[IMG]http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c247/da_ardvark/IMG_0300.jpg[/IMG]
keavin
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Username: keavin

Post Number: 1670
Registered: 12-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2011 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

that's a clean break i would just glue it clamp it & you're good to go,......alembic glued mine back in 1995 & charged me $250.00 but to me thats a do it your self fix.
cje
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Username: cje

Post Number: 55
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:28 am:   Edit Post

What do you think would cause something like that to happen? Trauma, poor environmental conditions, or something else?
daardvark
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Username: daardvark

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

If I had to guess ( which I do have to) It's a face fall off of a guitar stand. All guitars are susceptable to this kind of damage. This is why you need to take extraordinary care while using these, or any fine instruements.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7567
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

Hi Dennis,

Here's what I found in the records for your bass:

top: Schedua
accent: none
body: Mahogany
back: Schedua
neck: 5-piece Maple and Purpleheart
scale length: 34" long
fingerboard: Ebony
inlays: mother of pearl
originally sold to: Rothchild (out distributor at the time)
birthday: September 8, 1977 (virgo)

The bass was sold the Washington Music Center in March of 1978. They sent it to us for repairs in June. The power supply had dinged up the bass because it wasn't secured in the compartment when it was shipped to us, so in addition to the high fret (3rd/4th G string), we had to do some finish repairs. Looks like we were nice and did the finish repair under warranty since they had to send it in so soon for some abnormality with the frets.
mica
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Username: mica

Post Number: 7575
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 8:16 pm:   Edit Post

Also! I forgot there was a note about the peghead on this one.

peghead veneers: Dao and Zebrawood
room037
Senior Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 427
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post

Hi,

"Dao" ??
Dennis, Please show us the pictures !

Eiji

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