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Fender Pbass pickup raising question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PolkaHero, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. PolkaHero

    PolkaHero Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2002
    I'm trying to raise the pickup on my '82 Pbass Special but the foam underneath the pickup has no more spring to it anymore. Should I replace the foam that's actually attached to the bottom of the pickup or should I look into installing a short spring to help raise the pickup? I'm sure there's people on this forum that have had this issue before!
  2. beadgc


    Oct 10, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I just did this on my Fender P/J. Same problem with both pickups. I used springs from cheap retractable ballpoint pens. Just the right diameter, and you can trim them to length really easily. Works like a charm.

    There was another thread on this not too long ago, though I'm not sure if it was P-bass-specific. Other people had other suggestions, too.