Re: Bass Bar is seperating

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on November 02, 2001 at 15:06:16:

In Reply to: Bass Bar is seperating posted by Joseph on November 01, 2001 at 19:17:31:

: I was told that the bass bar on my old Kay is seperating from the top. Was also told that the only way to reglue it is to have a repair person take off the top, which would probably splinter the plywood. Then I was told by someone else that someone invented a special clamp, whereas the top would not have to be removed. Hide glue would be delivered via a tube. It was invented to fix school basses and save money and time.

: Does anyone know about this method?

: Where could I either buy this clamp, or find a repairshop that uses this method?

In some instances a bar can be reglued as you mention; a decent luthier will be able to assess the situation and tell you.

I have a Luthiers Directory I compiled which may give you a lead; link below. You may wish to ask other players in your area for a recommendation. Also, it can be worthwhile to contact high school music teachers in local towns to find out who they use for string repairs. Often a store may be mentioned, but if they are small, equally often they send their work out to someone.

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