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Rosewood simply is a bit too soft to endure most bass strings, no matter how gentle you play. But different types of string cause very different amounts of abrasion: Standard roundwound strings are worst, they'll eventually dig even into an ebony fingerboard. Use them only if you want the brightest sound possible, and are willing to take sacrifices. ...


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There are things called 'screw extractors', which need a small hole drilling into the screw/bolt. As they are left hand threaded, as they are screwed into the hole, they grip and undo the screw. The smallest I have will do for a 1/8" screw, but there may be smaller available. Or drill slightly larger holes until the screw is drilled through - carefully! A ...


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Often when a jack socket comes loose, the owner keeps tightening it from outside. This makes the wire attached to the part of the socket which is either inside the guitar body, or under the scratchplate, to turn round. It will only go so far before it either breaks or shorts or touches another component. Sounds like you need to get at the inside part of that ...


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There is zero chance your lighter will damage the wood, unless you've got a clarinet made of bamboo :-) . Grenadilla wood is next to impossible to ignite. As practical matter, matches or lighters are often used to soften pad-glue and reseat pads in situ. I would stay far away from hammers, as you're far more likely to bend things and make it all worse. ...



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