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JeremyG 02-24-2010 08:24 AM

Gluing in that -End Pin-?
 
Folks,

Please pardon my lingo but other than "End Pin" I'm not sure what you'd call it.

I have a newish guitar that has a End Pin of Ebony. It's become loose and has fallen out. What glue do you folks suggest I reattach it with?

Looks like that interior support piece (behind the Koa outer trim) isn't anything special. It appears to be a piece of lamination...plywood, so that's not an oily or special consideration.

I'm guessing some Elmers or Titebond ??

Thanks,

Jeremy.

SnoSkiDrew 02-24-2010 08:33 AM

End peg? :D

Bob1131 02-24-2010 09:30 AM

It's called an end pin or peg, and it is typically not glued in! Usually a light tap to seat it in is enough to hold it. If you must glue it, I would recommend just a drop of super glue and then tap the end pin into position. If you ever need to remove the end pin in the future (say, to install a pick-up jack or a bone end pin), it should release by tapping it from inside the guitar.

sligots 02-24-2010 09:37 AM

I seem to remember my friend from Chattanooga had a similar issue, and as I recall gluing it in is not a great idea. Friction fit is the answer.

aggie182 02-24-2010 09:48 AM

:roll::roll::roll:

dthumb 02-24-2010 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by sligots (Post 2138805)
I seem to remember my friend from Chattanooga had a similar issue, and as I recall gluing it in is not a great idea. Friction fit is the answer.

I seem to recall a similar discussion...the problem with the "friction fit" only arose when excess pressure in the body cavity was released causing the plug to dislodge.

A soundhole damper would appear an asset here...

rockinrebel 02-24-2010 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob1131 (Post 2138793)
It's called an end pin or peg, and it is typically not glued in! Usually a light tap to seat it in is enough to hold it. If you must glue it, I would recommend just a drop of super glue and then tap the end pin into position. If you ever need to remove the end pin in the future (say, to install a pick-up jack or a bone end pin), it should release by tapping it from inside the guitar.

This is what Bob Colosi of Guitarsaddles.com recommends exactly. Bob calls them endpins. I bought a bone endpin for my SC Vintage Artist. Snug enough that it didn't need glue. Looks classy too.

ironman187 02-24-2010 11:28 AM

Oh, I want to comment so bad...

aggie182 02-24-2010 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironman187 (Post 2138966)
Oh, I want to comment so bad...

you should.

pete12string 02-24-2010 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ironman187 (Post 2138966)
Oh, I want to comment so bad...

:roll:
:rolleyes:
:lol:

Gutch 02-24-2010 11:56 AM

Title edited to suit family friendly nature of the AGF.

And Aggie -- Get yer mind outta the gutter... ;)

sligots 02-24-2010 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Gutch (Post 2139020)
Title edited to suit family friendly nature of the AGF.

And Aggie -- Get yer mind outta the gutter... ;)

Whew - for a second there I though you were going to tell him to get his head out of his end pin!

jwsamuel 02-24-2010 01:28 PM

Don't glue it.

When I have had that problem, I have wrapped the end pin with white Teflon plumbers tape to make it a tight fit.

Jim

sligots 02-24-2010 02:16 PM

Maybe it's just me, but I never had a reason or desire to fiddle with the thing. Is it common practice to mess with it?

dthumb 02-24-2010 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sligots (Post 2139223)
Maybe it's just me, but I never had a reason or desire to fiddle with the thing. Is it common practice to mess with it?

in some cultures....


mostly, not though, I'd think....


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