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Old 02-24-2010, 02:45 PM
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Does it serve any purpose other than holding the strap on?
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:24 PM
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Does it serve any purpose other than holding the strap on?
Some people use it as a jack insert.

My grommet is way to tight for that....

Besides, I usually play sitting down.
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:24 PM
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Does it serve any purpose other than holding the strap on?
it fills up the hole until you decide to fit a pick-up with a strap jack.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:02 PM
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Does it serve any purpose other than holding the strap on?
If you're using it to hold a strap on, here is a trick I learned a long time ago. I use one of those quick release locks. That way when you use a strap on you can change to a different size in just a second or two and never disrupt the rhythm.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:08 PM
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With grins....

Thanks folks. Thinks I'll maybe wrap a small strip of electricians tape on her and tap it back into place. Seems the larger dia. of the
'knob" detail (now leave that one alone, okay...*g*) hits the guitar body just before the tapered wedge has a chance to take hold. As in the hole dia. is a tad large.

Black elect. tape ought to do it then...

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:56 PM
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Don't they make end pin enlargers? I get emails about them all the time.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:25 PM
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Does it serve any purpose other than holding the strap on?
In a band situation, it's good for jabbing the bass player when he's behind the beat.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:36 PM
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Don't they make end pin enlargers? I get emails about them all the time.

The enlargers don't work, I've tried several of them over the years. Unless you want to go with a complete replacement, which may not be the same color as the original, try this simple trick. Try re-packing the hole and re-boring it for a perfect fit. Take your time and start small, too big and you will be back to square one and have to start over. I bought a set of reamers especially made for this type of work. If the wood is soft, try a packing material that is resilient, that way when the pin is inserted, it won't slip out. I've also heard (although I have never tried this), that wrapping the pin in a very thin layer of ginger root (available at any health food store) will somehow cause the pin to swell and fill any gaps in the hole. Good luck, let us know how the repair turned out.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:51 PM
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The enlargers don't work, I've tried several of them over the years. Unless you want to go with a complete replacement, which may not be the same color as the original, try this simple trick. Try re-packing the hole and re-boring it for a perfect fit. Take your time and start small, too big and you will be back to square one and have to start over. I bought a set of reamers especially made for this type of work. If the wood is soft, try a packing material that is resilient, that way when the pin is inserted, it won't slip out. I've also heard (although I have never tried this), that wrapping the pin in a very thin layer of ginger root (available at any health food store) will somehow cause the pin to swell and fill any gaps in the hole. Good luck, let us know how the repair turned out.
I heard of a guy who did that ginger root repair, and one time he set his guitar on the couch, and it left a bad stain he couldn't get out.

I think I'll just try spitting on it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:04 PM
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I heard of a guy who did that ginger root repair, and one time he set his guitar on the couch, and it left a bad stain he couldn't get out.

I think I'll just try spitting on it.
The guy must have been drinking Fraynemister if he was doing work like that on his couch!
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:11 PM
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take a wet cloth and put it in the hole, then take a hot soldering iron and touch (don't hold) it to the cloth. It should expand the wood enough to make it grab your end pin again.
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take a wet cloth and put it in the hole, then take a hot soldering iron and touch (don't hold) it to the cloth. It should expand the wood enough to make it grab your end pin again.
That sounds like it has the potential to go horribly awry.
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That sounds like it has the potential to go horribly awry.
+1....I'd be afraid of swelling my grommet closed....
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:04 AM
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That sounds like it has the potential to go horribly awry.
No, only if you hold the soldering iron in one position. I learned it from a guy who used virtually the same method on his banjo to "shrink" one of the tuner holes because his tuner was rotating.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:18 AM
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Because I like to play with a strap on, I feel safer have the pin hammered in so I don't have to worry about it falling out.
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