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 Post subject: fretboard bond
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:40 am 
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Hi Dale, I have a 50's triple neck Ric steel console (25" x 3). All 3 fretboads have separated from the main-board. The f'boards are metal and the main board is wood with, I believe, a laquer finish (walnut). What type bond is best to reglue? I want to try and bypass sanding the old bond off from both the fretboard and main-board...there are no overly raised areas...the 3 f'boards do lie flat on the main-board surface. I also wish to stay away from heavy/tight bonding in case I ever want to remove a f'board in the future (much like the scenario of a guitar nut). Any response will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim (forum ID: basslick)


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 Post subject: Re: fretboard bond
 Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:24 pm 
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You can use a spray on adhesive(contact cement) I'm not sure which brand was used back in the 50's to hold the thin aluminum position marker/fretboard on to the Maple body, but a thin coat on each surface will work just fine. The contact cements are removable with paint thinner which will not disturb or hurt the lacquer finish..


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:25 pm 
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Hey I just noticed it's your 1st post...welcome to the home of the Rickenbacker Forum.


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 Post subject: Re: fretboard bond
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:07 am 
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Dale, Many thanks for the reply! Sounds easy enough...will get to it w/i the next few weeks or sooner...will post to let you know how it went. FYI, the crew at RIC respect both you and Paul W....was told to contact either of you regarding my query. Thanks for welcoming me to the forum...it's working so far! Jim (basslick)


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 Post subject: Re: fretboard bond
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:09 am 
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For what it's worth,Jim...I used thin 3M double-sided tape when the same thing happened to my 1962 Electro model EH-3...5 years later,it's still holding!


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 Post subject: Re: fretboard bond
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:44 am 
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That is another way to do it. I'm kinda old school. But the double sided tape is very easy and simple, less hassle than spraying. Thanks for that input.


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 Post subject: Re: fretboard bond
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:49 am 
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Hey,Dale!Send your mailing address to me in an eMail...I've got something to send you,and I think that you'll like it!BTW,thanks for agreeing with me...it's a nice "pat on the back" when you,John Hall,or Paul W. agree with one of my posts!


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 Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:44 pm 
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Oh Tay Will Do!


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