Re: cracks in top

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Posted by Reed on April 11, 2001 at 13:58:45:

In Reply to: cracks in top posted by al on April 11, 2001 at 13:52:09:

: What is the time frame for 2" "cracks" in the top at the tail "nut"
: becoming 4 or 6" cracks? I will take my bass to a luthier for repair --
: but how soon? - I just noticed this new crack today 4-11-01. Is there a
: "typical" fee or rate for this type of repair? (The bass is 75 years
: old from eastern europe.) Thanks for any input. Al

The time frame is sooner than you'd like it to be. Truth is, cracks can spread in a day, or they may take five months or more. But if you take care of them while they're small, your luthier may not have to take off the top to repair them, which is quite expensive, anywhere from $150 to $400, depending on who does the repair.

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