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Old 03-16-2019, 03:25 PM
Jmaulz Jmaulz is offline
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Default End strap pin is loose

Greetings! Any suggestions on securing the end strap pin on my Martin dread? It pops out still attached to the strap at times.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:38 PM
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I've read about suggestions of putting either clear nail polish or glue and let it fully dry first. I personally like using teflon tape. (It's not adhesive-- just *very* thin plastic that is used to put on pipe connections to keep them from getting 'locked' on.

Whatever you chose, it's not advisable to put a lot of pressure putting it in. The body of the guitar is wood after all and can crack.
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Old 03-16-2019, 07:43 PM
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A tapered force-fit pin into a solid block of wood is, to my lights, a problem waiting to happen, and a thoroughly unnecessary risk. Either the 'authentic' aura of the end pin is irresistible, which then ought to be fitted to a laminated end block, or a threaded end pin used. Neither one of these will be a split end block/sides waiting to happen.
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:17 PM
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It is interesting, i have seen tens of thousands of insturments for repair and have not come across and end block split from too tight of a strap pin fitted.

Do not get me wrong, it happens and the theory is correct and i agree re-fitment, but for note - have never had one cross my bench for that issue

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