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Foam under pickups and resonance on vintage JazzBass

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

  1. damos


    Feb 6, 2006

    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?

  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    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


    Feb 6, 2006
  4. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    Chester, Pa.,USA
    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.
  5. damos


    Feb 6, 2006

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

  6. abemo


    Feb 27, 2012
    Arvada, co
    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)