Oops...has this ever happened to you?

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  1. Worblehat

    Worblehat Active Member

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    Is this an Epiphone thing or does it happen on Gibsons, too?
     

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    Not worth dissing Epiphone for that.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Yes, all my Gibson SG Specials were purchased second hand and some of them were like that when I purchased them. It seems that I always end up replacing the entire set of knobs with new ones because one will either be cracked or the silver insert missing. It's never a deal breaker for me.
     
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    No dissing intended! I am very happy with my Epiphone. :thumb: Just didn't expect this thing to fall off. I wasn't aware of the fact that its just a thin plate glued on top.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I had one fall off and underneath it read, "Sorry, you didn't win".
     
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    Pic or it didn't happen :lol:
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    These go to 11 and have no silver inserts to fall out...

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    Yeah, they look cool! But I am not sure if the extra volume wouldn't be to much for practicing at bedroom levels. Don't wanna piss of the neighbors...
     
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    Is that on your bamboo SG ?
     
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    Put a dot of crazy glue on it, line it up, and drop it in.

    Bob
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I was doing a string change on my newly acquired bamboo SG and when looking at the control cavity plate happened to notice one of the screws was sitting all wonky.

    After removing the screw, I discovered the hole for the screw was drilled off-center from the hole on the cover plate. Must have been a Friday afternoon special. I glued a toothpick in the hole and re-drilled the hole in the correct position.

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    Got a similar problem...one of the screws was so wonky, it eventually broke into the cavity. Now I screwed it in tilted a bit in the other direction to get a second hole. Not pretty, but firmly seated now.

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    Do you plan to try to extract the broken screw?
     
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    Sorry, I didn't manage to describe it properly... I'll try again:
    The screw was placed wonky by the factory. Its tip got dangerously close to the wall of the cavity and eventually a whole piece of wood between screw hole and cavity broke away (not the screw itself). The unpainted wood you see in the photo are the remains of the original hole.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Makes sense now. At least it is inside the cavity. Once you get it plugged and re-drilled for screw it will be functional and hidden after the cover plate is installed.
     
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    What do you mean by "get it plugged"?
     
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    I would get the hole bigger with a ¼" bit let's say and then plug it with a piece of same diameter dowel and glue. Once dry, predrill before you put the screw in.
     
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    Clean out the hole and fill it with epoxy wood putty then re-drill. It will be like new.

    Jeff

    PS. I stayed at Holiday Inn Express and now I'm a dentist.
     
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    Epoxy wood ? I have to look that one up.
     
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