Foam under pickups and resonance on vintage JazzBass

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by damos, Nov 22, 2012.


  1. damos

    damos

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    Hello

    The foam under the pickups of my 67 JazzBass became harder and finer over the time
    is there an effect on the resonance of the pickup?


    Thanks
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Supporting Member

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    No, it has no affect on the sound. As a general rule, you want the pickup to be solidly mounted, and don't want it lose and bouncy.
  3. damos

    damos

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  4. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

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    The only thing it might affect is the ability to properly maintain pickup height, which in itself might affect the tone, but it won't directly affect the pickup's inherent tone.
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  6. damos

    damos

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    Hello

    We can't have microphonics troubles with a such finer foam..

    Thanks
  7. abemo

    abemo

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    No effect on tone. If its not holding the pickup height well enough you can replace the foam with high density weather stripping (about $5 usd at most hardware stores)

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