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PREMIUM THREADED INSERT KIT FOR BOLT-ON NECKS

A common issue with bolt-on (actually screwed on) neck guitars, such as Fender Teles and Strats, is  over tightening the screws and stripping the holes in the neck.  Actually just removing and replacing the neck multiple times can also lead to stripped out holes.  This CDE Premium Threaded Insert Kit will repair those stripped necks and make it possible to remove and replace the neck as often as necessary without fear of stripping the screw holes.  In addition, you may want to install this kit before the holes strip out.  Many users report increased sustain from tighter contact between the guitar body and neck.  This kit will also facilitate removal of the neck for airline travel.  Your guitar, with the neck removed can be securely packed in a suit case which can reduce the chance of damage by the baggage gorillas and conveyor systems at most airports.

The CDE kit can be easily installed by most players.  Complete instructions, including photos, along with the proper sized drill bit and hex driver are included in the kit.  The kit also includes 5 precision machined STEEL threaded inserts and 5 Stainless Steel Oval Head 8-32 Machine Screws (a spare of each).  While the use of a drill press is highly recommended when drilling the holes for the inserts, the holes can be drilled by carefully using a hand held drill.  The drill bit in the kit is marked for the proper hole depth.  The STEEL inserts are easily installed using the T-Handled hex driver included in the kit.  When you receive the kit in the mail there is no chasing around looking for a correct sized drill bit or hex driver. 

It is important to note that the inserts are precision machined STEEL, not cast zinc or brass as included in many of the kits available from other sources. Ever heard of replacing a STEEL strat trem block with a zinc one for better tone?  The other way around is how that works.  The precision machined STEEL inserts included in the CDE kit are designed to be used in hard wood.  Beware some inserts from other sources are designed to be used in metal and you have to use a tap to thread the hole drilled in your neck to install those inserts.  These inserts designed for metal usually require a larger hole be drilled in your neck for installation.  Many of these inserts are designed to be installed with a screwdriver which in inferior to installation with a hex driver in my opinion.  Be sure to check out the quality of any kit before you make a purchase.

 

Item Name:  Premium Threaded Insert Kit

Item Number:  PTIK-1

Price:  $24.95  International buyers please email for shipping costs

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Machine Screws and Inserts

You may order additional SS Machine Screws and Steel Threaded inserts to convert more than one guitar.

Item Name:  SS Machine Screw and Steel Threaded Insert

Item Number:  SSMS/STI-1

Price:  $2.50 (1 SS Machine Screw and 1 Steel Threaded Insert)

International buyers please email for shipping costs