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  1. #1

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    Loose strap-pin screw.

    Hello all, thought I'd pick your collective brains of this one.

    One of the strap pins on my RG470 has drilled out and is now loose in it's hole and won't tighten. It's still attached to the guitar, but I don't trust it to hold the weight of the guitar without tearing out.
    I was thinking that milliput (or something similar) might be the solution, but wanted to get some more opinions first. I don't currently have access to a workshop, and the pin is the one on the upper horn, so cutting out and replacing wood is not an option.

    Cheers, Unsane

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    I've done it with matchsticks (take the ends off though ) and wood glue before, seemed to work a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. S View Post
    I've done it with matchsticks (take the ends off though ) and wood glue before, seemed to work a treat.
    ^ This.

    ...matchsticks / toothpicks / cocktail sausage skewers... I'd be inclined to screw it back in while the wood glue is still wet, and it's worked very well for me on a loose neck screw.
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    Matchsticks with a dab of wood glue is the tried and true method. Fill the hole with one or two, let the glue dry, the just screw the button back in. Don't redrill it. The matchstick will compress.
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    This happened to my RG470 back when I was 16 or so. My step dad fixed it with match sticks and miliput. No more problems for nearly 20 years now.

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    Another vote for the matchstick/cocktail stick method here. I usually use 5min epoxy rather than wood glue, but that's only because I'm lazy and the epoxy is in the house while the wood glue means going out to the garage.
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    Toothpicks + glue. I fixed my guitar in the mid 90s with them, and I've had no issues since.

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