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Got my work cut out here, but it plays and sounds great. Any advice on tidying it up?

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I'll never understand why people think that using bolts in a headstock repair is a good idea!!

Plenty of the right glue and clever clamping will make it stronger than it was originally!

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If it plays well, then leave it be. It's a hilariously crude repair job, but has done the job. Make up a story, like you broke it an hour before a gig in a village festival, and the local blacksmith did the repair on her anvil.

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You only get one go at fixing a break like this and it's best left to a professional. Unless you are prepared to spend a lot of money, if the bass is currently preforming fine, I'd leave it be. You could consider getting it refinished to help disguise the bodge.

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It plays fabulous, the intonation is fine and there's no issues other than cosmetic. I've compared it to my 302 and tbh, it probably plays better, is defo lighter and plugged in sounds exactly the same. Just a shame about the bolts as someone pointed out. I think I'll just get it refinished. Cheers for the input.

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Neck to body screws are one thing, since they have been engineered that way. But this is a train wreck waiting to happen. With such small screws on thin wood under tension, it will let go, and at the worst time (middle of a gig). Please take it to a qualified luthier and have it repaired professionally, for your peace of mind.

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[quote name='iiipopes' timestamp='1363711624' post='2016391']
Neck to body screws are one thing, since they have been engineered that way. But this is a train wreck waiting to happen. With such small screws on thin wood under tension, it will let go, and at the worst time (middle of a gig). Please take it to a qualified luthier and have it repaired professionally, for your peace of mind.
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I don't think it will TBH, its a really old repair and it really is solid, but, good advice and I probably will get it checked by someone more qualified than me.

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[quote name='CHRISDABASS' timestamp='1363689531' post='2015767']
I'll never understand why people think that using bolts in a headstock repair is a good idea!!

Plenty of the right glue and clever clamping will make it stronger than it was originally!
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This.

Absolutely.

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Edited by mckendrick

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I think a pro luthier won't like it just out of pride and cosmetics, but time tells another story with regards to its effectiveness.

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