Professional Setups for Ordinary People!
- Neck Joints -
Like other parts of the instrument, the neck joint is constructed
and glued in a way that allows it to break before other more "tradgic"
damage like breaking the neck occurs. There are some different ways
to handle the repair depending on how it breaks, budget, and the value
of the instrument. But it's not as bad as it seems. Sometimes the
repairs can be done by cleaning and regluing the break, even if the
whole heel didn't break out (see below). I was able to reinforce this
repair by installing a dowel.
Depending on circumstances, or if the instrument is of little value, it
may be better to reinstall the neck with a bolt.
Give me a call or shoot me an email!
Jon Paget has been working on his own instruments
and modifying gear for more than
30 years. More recently he has worked on Upright Basses for
customers ranging from pros like Bunny Brunel, Stanley Clarke,
and Brian Bromberg, to local schools and their students.
Go Back to Wednesday's Child Music Repairs page
Go Back to Wednesday's Child Music Homepage
Contact Jon at (714) 335-7091 or send email to
A noteworthy list of references available!
Quality work at cheap rates!
©Wednesday's Child Music