Real butt cracks

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  1. Dan Estock

    Dan Estock TDPRI Member

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    When I took this neck off I found these cracks. Do I need to something about them like trying to squeeze in some glue or are they ok? 2783276F-DB75-4725-A4C9-EA5F1B100847.jpeg A22698EC-CABF-482E-A564-B13CAF8CB026.jpeg
     
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  3. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    That’s not butt crack

    It couldn’t hurt to wick some glue in there
     
  4. TheKat

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    And clamp it.
     
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    I'm thinking someone over-torqued your neck bolts.

    I'll be watching to see what others say about how to deal with it.
     
  6. Blue Bill

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    I wouldn't worry about it. The forces acting on the neck, mostly string tension, are perpendicular to those cracks, and the cracks should not affect the structure of the bolted neck/body at all. There's no reason to think the cracks will get worse due to normal use. The cracks, or checks, may expand a bit over time, but I doubt it will ever cause a problem.
     
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    I think glue might be okay if the screws aren’t stripped, I guess the extreme would be to glue the cracks then drill out the holes to put some dowels in, then redrill them for the correct neck screws, that’s probably overkill though

    I say if it was working okay previously just keep rocking
     
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  8. S00NERMAN

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    I would go with some thin super glue and then clamp, just so it has time to wick down into the crack. But ultimately it's unlikely to really affect much as the neck pocket limits the spread. Just to point out that you don't want to Superman those screws anyway!
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. Not sure how to get glue down in those cracks.
     
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  10. stantheman

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    Fire In The Hole!!!:mad::p

    What The Guys have already said.
    I wonder if I still have wood clamps?:oops:
    On The List.

     
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    Nope, this is a real authentic Fender butt crack:
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  13. Dan Estock

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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking it was the butt of the neck, maybe heel is the right word?
     
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    Yes! I knew it!

    If you say “butt crack” into a mirror 3 times Obsessed will appear, or maybe the plumber mentioned?, I guess whichever isn’t busy
     
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    Those are tonecracks. Yup, you heard it here first. You'll have a unique, but subtle, dimension to your sound that others will struggle to replicate, but never quite get there ... because of your hidden secret.
     
  16. Obsessed

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    I am glad to uphold expectations.:D
     
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    True. That tone will just ooze through the cracks mesmerizing all who hear it.
     
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    This was my initial thought as well.
     
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    I think gluing and clamping is in order as well. It doesn’t look you have a finish of the neck. Is that the case? If it is I also suggest some kind of finish to prevent humidity from affecting the wood itself.
     
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    buttcracks? ride_bike.png
     
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