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Post by AndyGoblin on Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:17 pm

Hi Guys

It's been a while since my last confession so hope everyone is doing well.

I have a Thunder I bass that one of my darling offspring has knocked over and taken about a half centimeter long chunk out of the fretboard. This has left a really sharp edge so it's currently unplayable for fear of laceration. No doubt sanding it down will make it playable again but what would you use to fill the chip? Would just coloured filler suffice? It's about half a centimeter long on the underside and about 2-3 millimeters wide (on the face of the fret), so not that big but it will potentially affect playing if you hit close to the bottom of the fret.

Any advice welcome.

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Post by Westbone on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:30 am

Should think a mixture of wood glue and some rosewood sanding dust will fill that. Mix plenty of dust in there, more dust the darker it will be.
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Post by Barry on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:29 pm

That should do it, but it would still be helpful to see some pix.

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Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Yep glue n' dust will do that nicely, only a wee nick.

Easy repair.
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Post by Barry on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:27 pm

Ouch!
Thanks for the pix.

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Post by AndyGoblin on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Thanks for the replies. Makes sense and I'm keen to have a go at fixing something myself for once! The only problem I foresee is that I don't have any rosewood or know where to get any to make the dust. I think I'll see if the guitar workshop at PMT (Professional Music Technology) have any off cuts they'll let me have. They can only say no!

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Post by gittarasaurus on Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:05 pm

do you have the chunk(s) that broke off?
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Post by xbarnesx on Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:09 am

I had to do this before and just bought a rosewood turning blank off of ebay for about a fiver

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Post by AndyGoblin on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:46 am

I don't have the bits that broke off unfortunately. Sneaky kids must have binned them hoping I wouldn't notice!

Thanks for the tip on the turning blank, I wouldn't even know what to look for!

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