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rmars



Joined: 12 Feb 2010
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Location: Bettendorf, IA

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Pickup Foam Reply with quote

What do guys use for foam under the pickups? I used some foam weather stripping on my jazz bass and no matter how much I stuff in there after a few days, or even hours, it totally collapses. I was going to try tubing on the screws and tried some small engine fuel line but it's too stiff, I suppose surgical tubing would be better.
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Mr. Clevername



Joined: 08 Dec 2006
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Location: San Francisco, CA

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still cutting pieces off some rug pad I got 30 years ago . . . maybe there's some new stuff that good, but I dunno.

Surgical tubing for sure, though I got some pink gas line tubing at the hobby shop that works pretty well.

Lately I've been using springs to mount P90's.
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TresM (Sir)



Joined: 02 Aug 2009
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Location: South Carolina - Humidity Central

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use this big block of packing foam that my amp was completely shipped in for all my foam needs.
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rdkienle



Joined: 11 Oct 2006
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Location: Gilroy, California

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use mouse pad cut into peices to fit the route. You can use multiple layers depending on how deep the route is.

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gkyhn



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think foam weatherstripping will work fine but get closed cell foam. Open cell foam just doesn't offer much support.
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