Foam piece under pup

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Rick Martin, Jul 28, 2001.

  1. I'm putting together a new bass and I'll need something under the pups to keep them up. In other basses, I see a piece of foam that looks like weather stripping. Is there any particular type of foam that's best for this purpose?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You can use any foam that's not too soft.
    Somebody here said old mousepad material worked for him.
  3. jwymore


    Jul 26, 2001
    Portland, OR
    You can use weather stripping, but get the rubber type not the foam. The foam just compresses.

    I have also used blue packing foam that comes inside the walls of shipping crates. It has to be cut to size but works great if you can find some.
  4. I cut some strips from a mouse pad and that worked out perfect. My pups are in.