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Vacaloca 11-28-2019 11:26 AM

Loose pickguard on a Godin 5th ave
 
Hi,
I just bought a used Godin 5th avenue.
As expected, I love playing it.
There is one issue, however.
When I put even a small amount of pressure on the pickguard, one of the screws holding it comes loose.

What do you guys think I should do to fix this?

Steve DeRosa 11-29-2019 09:55 PM

Sounds like whoever had it before you had taken the pickguard on and off a couple times and/or tried to press the pickguard down into a lower position, stripping the screwhole in question; solutions I've seen/used include:
  • filling the hole with wood putty, retapping, and reusing the original screw
  • filling the hole with a small piece of heavy-duty paper towel and reinserting the original screw (a surprisingly quick, effective, invisible, and permanent fix if done right - I've remounted strap buttons this way with no issues)
  • using a slightly larger screw (you don't want to split the wood in the process, especially if it's the side mounting you're talking about)

Vacaloca 11-30-2019 02:35 AM

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your reply.

To my ears, the wood putty solution sounds best.
I will try it and report back how it went.

Vacaloca 01-03-2020 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve DeRosa (Post 6224862)
Sounds like whoever had it before you had taken the pickguard on and off a couple times and/or tried to press the pickguard down into a lower position, stripping the screwhole in question; solutions I've seen/used include:
  • filling the hole with wood putty, retapping, and reusing the original screw
  • filling the hole with a small piece of heavy-duty paper towel and reinserting the original screw (a surprisingly quick, effective, invisible, and permanent fix if done right - I've remounted strap buttons this way with no issues)
  • using a slightly larger screw (you don't want to split the wood in the process, especially if it's the side mounting you're talking about)

So, after christmas, I finally found some time to follow your advice. i filled the hole with wood putty. Worked really well.

Thanks for the advice!


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