Flunked woodworking in Junior High


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Posted by Francis X. on June 02, 2001 at 08:10:11:

Dear BassBuds:

The only guy who repairs string instruments in my area
(Rio Grande Valley,Texas)won't be able to work on my bass
until August. My teacher has encouraged me to try doing the
work myself. I want to:replace the saddle and the nut,as well as
the tailpiece and cable. The endpin appears to be pulling forward
under the tension of the strings,because the hole at the bottom of the
bass was reamed to large. The endblock inside the bass is shallow,which
adds to this problem. The bridge needs to be contoured for bowing,and the
fingerboard(which I believe is mahogany)could do with re-finishing.

Could someone please tell what tools and materials I need to get,and if there
is a website or book with step by step instructions on how to do this?

Thanks,Francis X.


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