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    Question: Strap lock screw stripped out

    My Schaller locking strap screw stripped out.

    Do you think its best to glue it down with Elmer's wood glue or Gator glue or something else?

    Thanks.

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    u mean u can't get it off the guitar?
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    No, it's loose, it's stripped, it won't tighten. I'm scared it's going to come off and my Axis will fall and get hurt!

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    the top of the screw is stripped?
    u may need to drill it out.
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    Are you referring to the post that's screwed in the guitar? If so I wouldn't recommend the "glue from hell" approach. Because at some point someone will be stripping out the screw head just to remove it and then you've got REAL probs. I've seen a repair like that done with a toothpick for a "filler"

    I've had to remove the shank from a twisted off strap lock screw head from a $4K Quilted Les Paul once. The guy couldn't get any guitar shop to get it out. I ended up making a "guide bushing" to drill the thing out and I was sweatin' bullets. It's hard to try and drill a metal screw out from a wood base without it trying to "walk off" and make the hole bigger...
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    No, the screw is stripped in the wood. It's loose, if I put the strap on it will probably come out and the guitar will fall.

    I just need to fill it with something to bond it to the wood.

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    Yes, I'm referring to the post. If that's the case, I should probably take it out and refill it with some wood filler, then re-screw it in. Do you think that will work best?

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    oh i see.

    just dowel it with strong wood and wood glue then re drill it. easy!
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    What do you mean dowel it with strong wood? Are you saying to insert a piece of wood and glue it down?

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    Glue won't be safe, and a thicker screw may not fit through your straplock. Get a longer screw with the same diameter as the original from your local hardware store.


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    Oh yeah, thanks VHRocks, good idea!

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    Yep, wood filler is better than "glue from hell" Just look at it as replacing the wood.

    Here's an idea. take screw out. put toothpick in hole to bottom. Slightly bend toothpick for length reference. take tookpick out. break off. insert toothpick with fatside first. replace screw.

    If it don't work, you're out 1 toothpick!
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    yeah, your local hardware store has dowels, get one that's the same size and just glue one in. make sure it's good wood and not wimpy.

    ive done that many times over the years.
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    Get Rid of the Schallers. They suck if you move around a lot. They "work" well but the prob is the locks don't move much and it's the wood that is screwed into that is stressed and eventually gives. Some people shove toothpics in there and glue them and put the screw back in tight. Doing that or putting in a bigger screw with the Schaller's will work but it's only buying you time until it strips again. Providing you use them a lot.

    People say Dunlop's are much better. Go with them. Or you could go with the Grolsch swing top bottle's red washer method. I recommended them for a cheaper method as long as your not all Yngwie over the shoulder wild with your stage antics.
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    Oh my god, you guys... this is a really common problem, and it doesn't require massive doweling or even a longer screw (yet).

    Do this: Dip either a wood match or toothpick in wood glue. Insert the match or toothpick into the strap screw hole. Break it off so the piece is level with the body. Give it a few minutes of drying time. Re-screw the strap button into the hole until it is tight. Wait 12-24 hours before using the strap again.

    That should be a decent fix and last a long while. And you can repeat it again later if need be. If the problem repeats itself too frequently, then do that same thing but use a longer screw.

    Checking your strap buttons is one of those things that should be done regularly, like checking to see that the jack is tight. I always give these things a look-over when I'm changing strings as part of routine maintenance (thus I never have problems with my strap buttons coming loose).

 

 

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