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Old 04-13-2012, 09:08 AM
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How do you install an end pin for use as a strap button on a classical guitar?

I know you can get classical guitar straps, but they are expensive so I thought I'd go this way.

Thank you for your help.
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I would recommend against a tapered end pin and go with a screw type like this one.

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Hardware...t=3&xsr=251725

For that type, just drill a hole slightly larger than the size of the solid shaft of the screw (outside diameter minus threads). I like to put a bit of wax or soap on and then screw it in.

Are you putting one on the heel too? That can be a little trickier. I think Frets.com has a whole page devoted to strap pins.

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"...slightly larger..."

Are you putting one on the heel too? That can be a little trickier. I think Frets.com has a whole page devoted to strap pins.

Good luck.[/QUOTE]

I was looking at the screw type on Stew Mac, You said drilling a hole "slightly larger" than the screw. Don't you usually go smaller when putting a screw into wood? How will it stay put? I know I'm showing my ignorance here, but I am interested in learning.

Is that screw type bolted on the inside in some way??? It would seem not, but thought I'd ask.

No, I don't plan to put a strap button on the heel. I prefer using Planet Waves quick release system for my straps.

I'll check out your site.
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...slightly larger than the size of the solid shaft of the screw (outside diameter minus threads).

Maybe a photo will help. This one is measuring the solid part, between the threads. .103"



This one shows measuring the entire width, including threads. .140"



For this screw, I would round up from .103" to the nearest drill size which is 7/64" (.109")

The idea is to size the hole so the threads will have wood to grab without it being so tight that you risk splitting the end block.

Hope this helps.
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So I use a 7/64 drill bit. Is there an end block that the screw goes into, and not just the width of the side of the wood. Is there a certain measurement as to where I place the hole?
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So I use a 7/64 drill bit. Is there an end block that the screw goes into, and not just the width of the side of the wood. Is there a certain measurement as to where I place the hole?
Hi Kats, just thinking that with the questions you're asking you should bring this guitar to a tech for the button. It's a little hard to get the angle just right.
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I think you're probably right; I need to take it to a tech. There's a couple of different ones in my area, so it shouldn't be a problem. Maybe I can watch as he does it. That would be a great learning experience.
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