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Jun 22, 2019 - 7:18:22 AM
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10 posts since 5/4/2019

Long story shortened, I broke a leg off an import spider. While waiting for a #14 to replace it, I decided to try some JB Weld on the broken one. To my surprise it worked. I played very hard and even changed tunings and it held up. Just wondering if any one else has tried this? I did install the #14.
Wayne

Jun 22, 2019 - 10:16:11 AM

147 posts since 9/24/2014

JB weld's great stuff. I broke the flange on one of my banjo's and fixed it with JB, still holding up after years.

Jun 22, 2019 - 10:32:56 AM

410 posts since 8/29/2013

I'm not sure the JB Weld can take any credit for retaining the sound of a six-legged spider. If anything, a complete break on an aluminum alloy sand cast spider leg will pretty much render it useless in sending vibrations from strings to bridge to cone.

What we have going on here is that the other five legs seem to be adequate in doing the job but there is no guarantee for how long.


If it was me, I'd opt for a new number 14 to replace the damaged one ASAP, just to be on the safe side.

Edited by - DBChimer on 06/22/2019 10:42:59

Jun 22, 2019 - 10:55:57 AM

wayco45

USA

10 posts since 5/4/2019

I did replace it with an American made #14 spider. I put the repaired one in my RD40 just to see if it hold up (the RD 40 has an import bridge). It sounded ok. It was just some thing to do while waiting for the new one...lol. Now my Import Regals (RD40 & Black Lightning) have all American parts. BTW...my spiders have 8 legs...lol.
Wayne

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:31:25 PM

410 posts since 8/29/2013

Apologize for missing two legs off your spider...seven out of eight is even better than five out of six. Glad to hear everything worked out.

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:45:47 PM

Tom Jr.

USA

513 posts since 7/28/2008

Way back when I was in the US Navy, a buddy of mine ended up repairing countless parts on a monster machine gun with JB Weld. Never had a part fail from JB Weld while at sea. This gun would shoot projectiles bigger than your finger, 75 times a second. Great stuff.

Jun 24, 2019 - 2:42:12 PM

410 posts since 8/29/2013

Hey Bush...that's a helluva' commercial for JB Weld!

Edited by - DBChimer on 06/24/2019 14:43:40

Jun 24, 2019 - 2:45:58 PM

410 posts since 8/29/2013

...musta' been at least a 50 cal.

Jul 2, 2019 - 4:23:06 AM

257 posts since 8/24/2013

The spider needs to be replaced. It plays a very important role to the dobro sound. quote:
Originally posted by wayco45

Long story shortened, I broke a leg off an import spider. While waiting for a #14 to replace it, I decided to try some JB Weld on the broken one. To my surprise it worked. I played very hard and even changed tunings and it held up. Just wondering if any one else has tried this? I did install the #14.
Wayne


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