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Apr 18, 2021 - 3:08:30 AM
44 posts since 3/8/2013

just broke off a RR spike , any info on how to remove the remaining piece and replace would be appreciated ....

Apr 18, 2021 - 4:35:07 AM
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4617 posts since 11/20/2004

Unless knowing it is there bothers you, make sure nothing is sticking up and install a new one right beside it. Most removal attempts show more than a spike tip. If you want, you can tap the old one below the surface and fill with glue, furniture marker, wood dust, etc.

Apr 18, 2021 - 6:27:42 AM

8449 posts since 8/28/2013

If enough of the spike remains above the fretboard, it may be possible to grip the stub with vise-grips and pull it out. Heat the stub first with the tip of a soldering iron to soften any glue holding it in.

If nothing shows, or if there's not enough spike to grip, follow Wayne's advice.

Apr 18, 2021 - 7:19:25 AM

rmcdow

USA

918 posts since 11/8/2014

I've found that a small oblique end cutter that is ground flat on the outside of the cutter part is great for grabbing things that are sticking up a very small amount, and if they are not sticking up, reaching into the surrounding area with the tip of the cutter and grabbing it. I've used this method for years in the jewelry business, where small pins are stuck in pearls, wood, etc. I have a pair of oblique end cutting tweezers that do the same thing, for even smaller pins or wire.

Apr 18, 2021 - 10:55:53 AM

beegee

USA

22315 posts since 7/6/2005

Lasr time I broke a spike, I used a small piece of beass tubing(actually a ball-point pen ink supply). I cut sharp teeth in it with a dremel abrasive disc and used it as a core drill to drill around the spike shaft. Then I wiggled the spike out with a small wire cutter, Filled the hole with dust and CA, redrilled and put in a new spike.

Apr 18, 2021 - 12:30:08 PM

8449 posts since 8/28/2013

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Originally posted by rmcdow

I've found that a small oblique end cutter that is ground flat on the outside of the cutter part is great for grabbing things that are sticking up a very small amount, and if they are not sticking up, reaching into the surrounding area with the tip of the cutter and grabbing it. I've used this method for years in the jewelry business, where small pins are stuck in pearls, wood, etc. I have a pair of oblique end cutting tweezers that do the same thing, for even smaller pins or wire.


I've done similar things with ground down cutters. I still recommend using some heat first, Many spikes have been glued in with CA (superglue) and heat breaks that stuff down.

Apr 18, 2021 - 12:40:43 PM
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Wayne C

USA

44 posts since 3/8/2013

thank you all for the info i removed the stub and tapped a new one in seems ok .

Apr 19, 2021 - 4:58:55 AM
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Helix

USA

13943 posts since 8/30/2006

that's the best of the hangout, usually doesn't take nine hours to get an answer,

Way to go.

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