Reattaching a strap button

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Reattaching a strap button

Post by BluesBass » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:01 am

Hey guys,

The strap button (screw and all) has pulled completely out of the bottom side of my jazz bass, taking some of the wood with it, so the screw no longer fastens to anything.
Yep, it happened at a gig too.
It’s a neat little hole, but what is the best way to fix it so I can reattach the strap button?

I thought of just using a little wood filler, but that will probably just pull out again won’t it?
How about filling the hole with some matchsticks and a bit of wood glue?

I tried some longer screws but I am using strap locks (can’t remember which brand) and the heads of the screws are too big to fit inside the strap lock.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by timi » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:01 pm

Just jam some matchsticks down there and put the screw back in. Easy.

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by Jazzbass » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:02 pm

Matchsticks and pva glue has always worked for me.
Leave overnight and rescrew.

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by BluesBass » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:30 pm

Jazzbass wrote:Matchsticks and pva glue has always worked for me.
Leave overnight and rescrew.
I was gonna go with some wood glue, but PVA works just as well obviously. :D

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by Pstewart » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:06 pm

That happened to me, i used some plastic wood and it's worked perfectly, just fill it with the stuff leave it overnight and rescrew.
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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by irvinz » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:20 pm

matchsticks and super glue!
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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by john » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:46 pm

BluesBass wrote:
Jazzbass wrote:Matchsticks and pva glue has always worked for me.
Leave overnight and rescrew.
I was gonna go with some wood glue, but PVA works just as well obviously. :D

Cheers
PVA is wood glue :roll: :mrgreen:
Match sticks or tooth pics with PVA is what I would go for too

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by BluesBass » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:54 pm

john wrote:PVA is wood glue
Oh, excuse me, I'm not an expert on adhesives.
The gunk in the bottle I have marked "PVA" is white, and the gunge in the bottle marked "Wood Glue" is ummmm... wood coloured.

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by model.citizen » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:08 am

john wrote:
BluesBass wrote:
Jazzbass wrote:Matchsticks and pva glue has always worked for me.
Leave overnight and rescrew.
I was gonna go with some wood glue, but PVA works just as well obviously. :D

Cheers
PVA is wood glue :roll: :mrgreen:
Match sticks or tooth pics with PVA is what I would go for too

ahhh no, PVA is NOT wood glue...wood glue is different, but kinda similar:

<wikipedia leech>
Hobbyists commonly use polyvinyl acetate (PVA), also known as "white glue" or "hobby and craft", and aliphatic resin emulsion, commonly referred to as "carpenter's glue" or "Yellow glue", which has similar relative ultimate strength. The two have different grip characteristics before initial set, with PVAs exhibiting more slip during assembly and yellow glue having more initial grip. PVAs are non-toxic and very easy to use, but hard to repair since nothing else sticks well to the hardened glue[7]. PVAs will creep under constant load.
</wikipedia leech>

but, either would work. i'd go for a proper wood glue...either with matchsticks, or ground up wood dust (to make a plastic wood kinda goop).
i like rickenbackers. and fridges.

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by john » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:43 pm

model.citizen wrote:

ahhh no, PVA is NOT wood glue...wood glue is different, but kinda similar:

<wikipedia leech>
Hobbyists commonly use polyvinyl acetate (PVA), also known as "white glue" or "hobby and craft", and aliphatic resin emulsion, commonly referred to as "carpenter's glue" or "Yellow glue", which has similar relative ultimate strength. The two have different grip characteristics before initial set, with PVAs exhibiting more slip during assembly and yellow glue having more initial grip. PVAs are non-toxic and very easy to use, but hard to repair since nothing else sticks well to the hardened glue[7]. PVAs will creep under constant load.
</wikipedia leech>

but, either would work. i'd go for a proper wood glue...either with matchsticks, or ground up wood dust (to make a plastic wood kinda goop).
Geek :mrgreen:
I was just going by what we used at woodwork class at school

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Re: Reattaching a strap button

Post by model.citizen » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:38 pm

i tended to use Ados F2 at school...hang on a sec...whaaaaa? :lol:
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