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Posted by Bob Gollihur on April 01, 2001 at 17:49:25:
In Reply to: GLUE TYPE? posted by jon on April 01, 2001 at 12:07:49:
: I dropped my upright bass a little hard and the neck came off.grrrrrrrr
: it just came loose where it joins the body and i am going to attempt to to re-glue it even though i have never attempted this so any advice would be greatly appreciated!
: to begin with what kind of glue would i use???
Hide glue is normally used by luthiers; it's a powder that has to be dissolved and heated for use. It can be heated to release a joint for future repairs - that's why it is used. You can buy it in ready-made form in a good-sized hardware store, but it has a limited shelf life and should be fresh for best results.
That said, be sure you are confident with your own abilities to recognize if any other problems are present when you dry-fit the neck joint; it may be something that needs to be looked at by a luthier, especially if the neck angle is off.
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