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    What do you guys think the best way is to tighten the fit for the screws on the strap buttons, both of mine are very loose on one of my wolfgangs i was using at practice today. Had to tighten after every 1-2 songs. I have heard putting pieces of wooden tooth picks is the way to go. I'm sure I could just use a slightly bigger diameter screw but what do you think is best short of this and without filling and drilling new holes.

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    I have Schaller strap locks that I put on mine. I had a furniture craftsman put screws and seal them in there so they would never come loose again.
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    Tooth picks, wooden match sticks too, I use the match sticks. stay away from the plastic wood stuff, that rips out after it dries

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    Your best bet is a wooden dowel that fits in snuggly and some wood glue . then re-drill the hole for the screws that were there. don't drill too deep. leave some wood down there for the screw to catch on to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plstrcast
    Tooth picks, wooden match sticks too, I use the match sticks. stay away from the plastic wood stuff, that rips out after it dries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuroop
    What do you guys think the best way is to tighten the fit for the screws on the strap buttons, both of mine are very loose on one of my wolfgangs i was using at practice today. Had to tighten after every 1-2 songs. I have heard putting pieces of wooden tooth picks is the way to go. I'm sure I could just use a slightly bigger diameter screw but what do you think is best short of this and without filling and drilling new holes.
    Weird - Is this a common thing with Wolfies...my black one does it and I replaced with a bigger screw and now that's doing it! My amber one is fine....just my black one has this prob!
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    So, I tried a single match stick (about half of it) and seems to be an improvement, at least to the touch, but havent really worn the strap to see.

    I suspect it will be a chronic problem, it has happened to my original strat-style guitar from 16 years ago and I finally ended up using a larger screw.

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    This happened with my daughters yamaha. My ex told me to superglue 2 thin pieces of matchstick in.. leave till dry and also put superglue on the screw before rescrewing back in. (she has strap locks).. worked a treat, rock solid now.
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    I did end up putting super glue within the hole and on the screw with the match stick end - the screw will not be coming loose - it also might as well be nailed in there right now it is so tight.

    thanks for all the response.

 

 

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