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Old 12-15-2014, 01:22 PM
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Default Best way to rejoin two back halves?

hi, I'm a luthier here in Alabama though I mostly work on acoustic fretted instruments....

I'm repairing some back cracks on my carved 3/4 bass and the back center seem has become unglued/seperated. the bass back is now in two separate pieces (the back is off of the bass btw)

i need to join the 2 back halves together...what are my options for this?

i've seen folks use the PVC pipe rings with glued blocks - method, as well as specially clamps, etc.

I had considered placing it on my bench between blocks/fixtures with tapping wedges for inward pressure and weights on the top of the arch for downward pressure/to keep it from lifting...

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Old 12-16-2014, 12:20 AM
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I would ask the 3 main luthiers that work for me, Arnold Schnitzer, Jeff Bollbach and Mike Magee. These are the experts this side of the Pacific, and Atlantic!
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:56 AM
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maybe they'll chime in...
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:00 PM
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This is a difficult task and not something to be easily taught on the internet. If you are serious, contact them.
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