A correction for loose strap adjusters on Stagi concertinas
Bob Tedrow Homewood Musical
|The screws used to secure the strap adjusters on stagy concertinas are
short wood screws that frequently loosen on older instrument (and new ones, right Jay?)
Attempting to correct the problem by screwing the wood screws back into place is a temporary fix. A solution is to replace the wood screws with a small bolt that runs through the hand rest.
|remove the old wood screws|
|First gather the following tools and supplies:
1. a couple of bolts about 8/10 of an inch long small enough to go through the existing holes in the sheet metal strap adjuster. You will need two washers and the correct nut as well.
2. a drill bit a few thousands of an inch larger than your bolt.
3. correct screwdriver.
|Select a bolt that will go through the strap adjuster with ease.
|I use a hand drill, that makes my mistakes slower and easier to stop.||drill all the way through the handle|
|place the bolt and washers throught the handle and the strap adjuster|