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Old 2006-01-11, 15:47
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Glue for attaching a locking nut?

I recently knocked the locking nut of my guitar loose by attempting to remove a string clamp that was stuck, so I'm buying a new locking nut from Guitarpartsdepot. Mine was a top mounting nut, and knocking it loose sort of damaged the screw holes for the nut, so it appears that I'm going to have to use some glue for added security. I hear superglue is a bad idea as it can damage the wood, should I just get regular wood glue?
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Old 2006-01-11, 16:22
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hrm... if it wasnt glued in the first place you probably shouldnt be using glue but if you must maybe go to a hardware store and get some type of epoxy or something?
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Old 2006-01-11, 16:58
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epoxy would make it solid, tough if for whatever reason you need to remove it you might do a little more damage than to the nut only
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Old 2006-01-11, 17:03
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couldn't you fill the holes with wood filler and then re-drill the holes?
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Old 2006-01-11, 17:07
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If you do end up using glue. Let us know if it affects the guitars sound
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Old 2006-01-11, 17:09
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if the holes aren't badly damaged, then maybe a little bit of wood glue to help it stay in place. otherwise i'd just get some plastic wood and fill it in, and re drill the holes.
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Old 2006-01-11, 17:21
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If you do end up using glue. Let us know if it affects the guitars sound

It wouldn't be enough glue to affect the guitar's sound. Unless its a gaping hole which you're filling.
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Old 2006-01-11, 17:26
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Easy fix dude. What you do is get some toothpicks and cover them in glue. Then you break them off in the holes where the screws went. Let dry. Remove any excess by sanding down. Now there is something there for the screws to grip when you reinstall the nut.
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Old 2006-01-11, 17:51
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Unless you're using a wooden locking nut, wood glue is unlikely to help It won't stick metal to wood
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Old 2006-01-11, 21:35
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The way I heard the problem is that when he twisted the clamp, the metal plate that the clamps are tightened against came loose. The only ways I can see this happening are if A: the screws that hold it in place snapped in half, or B: the wood that the screws grip was pushed in causing there to be some play in the nut(which there shouldn't be).

Seoru, exactly which part of the nut became loose? The holes where the clamps screw into, or the screws on the base plate of the nut?
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Old 2006-01-12, 00:21
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The way I heard the problem is that when he twisted the clamp, the metal plate that the clamps are tightened against came loose. The only ways I can see this happening are if A: the screws that hold it in place snapped in half, or B: the wood that the screws grip was pushed in causing there to be some play in the nut(which there shouldn't be).

Seoru, exactly which part of the nut became loose? The holes where the clamps screw into, or the screws on the base plate of the nut?

To make things clear, it's a top mounting locking nut, so the screws are on top, there are no screws on the back of the neck/headstock area.

The string clamps were stuck(because of the incorrect size of clamps that I purchased). I tried absolutely everything to pry them out, and my last resort was to knock them out with a hammer and flathead screwdriver. It wasn't the best of ideas but I already tried everything else. So the nut became loose so I just said fuck it and removed it completely.
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Old 2006-01-12, 11:51
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Easy fix dude. What you do is get some toothpicks and cover them in glue. Then you break them off in the holes where the screws went. Let dry. Remove any excess by sanding down. Now there is something there for the screws to grip when you reinstall the nut.


This is the way I would do it. Wood filler can crack, expand, and lose strength but wood and wood glue work wonders. Bundle the picks together, drown them in wood glue, and jam them in the holes. Then just sand and redrill. Good as new and stronger actually.
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