Posted by Andy Seed on June 10, 2001 at 05:21:01:
In Reply to: Re: reglueing fingerboard posted by Ben on June 09, 2001 at 01:23:20:
: : : I will be reglueing my fingerboard on my upright bass. It is already to go. I just need to know if the hide glue should be full strenght or do I thin it a bit. also what is the proper temperature for the glue. I have read that it is around 140`f ....
: : Have you got the right clamps for regluing a fingerboard ? - if not take it to a luthier who works on basses ( some don't ! ). Advantages to this are if HE makes a mistake then HE HAS TO CORRECT it whereas if you do it yourself and YOU make a mistake ,well bud, it's down to you.
: : Also if it does fall off within a reasonable amount of time he ill always reglue it for you !
: : For a good luthier ask local bassists or check out Bobs Luthiers Directory on www.gollihur.com
: : Good luck,
: : Andy.
: Thanks Andy. It's a done deal.. this morning I made some clamps to fit the neck and fingerboard (I have a wood shop) ,I mixed and heated the hide glue.Then but it back together. All thats needs done is some light sanding to remove some hide glue that came out the sides. I will be playing it tomorrow night. I think the local luthier wanted something like $100. to do it and he couldn't get to it until late next week if that.....
Glad you were successful gluing the fingerboard on - have fun playing you deserve it !
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