Glue Biscut to cone?

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Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby 1four5 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:21 pm

I recently put a quarterman cone and after market biscut and saddle in my Gold Tone reso, with great success. I didn't use any glue. The saddle fit nice and snug, and I simply used the screw to mount the biscut to the cone. A friend of mine on a banjo forum is doing the same mod, with the same parts, on the same instrument. Unlike me...he read the instructions! Which state that you need to glue the biscut to the cone. He would like recommendations on what type of glue to use. Any comments on this would be welcome, And I plan to give him the link to this thread. (I told him if any one knows...it would be you guys!) Thanks!
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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby 1dustyeod » Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:03 pm

Elmers wood glue.... in small quantities.

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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby grady » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:57 pm

>Elmers wood glue.... in small quantities.
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Yep, I just use the regular old Elmer's white Glue.
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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby 1four5 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:54 am

Ok...now I'm courious, what is the purpose of the glue...and what would be the result of not using any? Hey thanks for helping out ya'all!
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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby 1dustyeod » Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:07 am

Purpose.... to keep it from moving. If it doesn't move and fits snugly I wouldn't think that you would need to glue it.

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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby maxx england » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:07 am

I'm not familiar with resonators, but if you need some sort of adhesive to prevent vibration induced movement of metal parts, then I would suggest that a low strength thread locker like a Loctite would be useful.
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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby ricochet » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:38 pm

Maxx, it's to prevent movement of sheet aluminum in contact with a chunk of wood.

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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby louisianagrey » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:59 pm

As far as I'm concerned the centre screw is the thing that prevents movement. The glue is there to make sure there's a good contact between the bottom surface of the biscuit and the top edge of the cone. In my experience it always cracks loose after a while anyway, so it doesn't really glue the two surfaces together.

Glue if you must, but I don't think it's necessary and I don't use the stuff. If you do use it, use something that dries really hard & brittle, because any softness between the biscuit and the cone will give you a muffled tone.

The subject was also discussed at http://www.guitarseminars.com/ubb/Forum ... 12751.html , with a contibution from Bob Brozman.

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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby slidnslim » Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:44 am

Yup listen to Pete, I was part of that discussion and have
always glued them, but after that thread I took my two Nationals
apart that have the glue,cleaned them up,sanded the bottom
of the biscuits flat and low and behold the tone changed slightly
for the better,No more glueing for me!

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RE: Glue Biscut to cone?

Postby 1four5 » Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:53 pm

Thank you'all very much for the insight and experience! Now I fell better (I aint taking mine back apart to add the glue)...and you've helped another musician :)
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