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Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by JLS, Apr 28, 2012.
SALE! - Pure Copper Springs (Pkg of 4)-The Electronic Goldmine
If you think putting a little spring in your tone is a good thing... then yes.
If copper springs help, then you must also use copper screws. MeThinks!
Maybe copper pickguard screws?
"Pure Copper Springs".
That's the equivalent of "Solid Marshmallow Bolts".
Might not help your bass playing, but will make you a better conductor.
Yes, these will of course improve your tone..
but I suggest to save your money and buy my copper strings.. their custom, their boutique and their yours for ONLY 69.99$ per string!!!!!!!
Get your copper springs designed/built here: http://www.springhouston.com/products.htm
Yep, copper is soft.
lol ...All I know is "Solid Marshmallow Bolts"
might have serious band name potential...
They might, but not for the reason you think. The problem with steel springs under your pickups is that they can vibrate and being steel are magnetic and hence act just like strings and even though they are UNDER the pickups they still can be sensed.
The bottom line is that if you tap on your pickups even without strings on your bass, you may hear this "boing-boing" sound that is the spring vibration being picked up. Proper pickups will produce next to no noise when tapped (with wood or finger, obviously not anything magnetic). The usual fix (assuming there isn't a microphonic pickup problem) is to use foam rubber rather than springs under the pickups.
But foam has a problem of longevity. Eventually it starts to break down, even the rubber kind. Springs do not. So for this reason copper springs sounds like a good idea. And it may be PROVIDED the springs are stiff enough and elastic enough. However copper is a pretty soft metal for springs! You'd have to be sure the "copper" springs are really not magnetic and not some copper plated steel springs.
In short, it's an interesting experiment to solve a long-standing problem. But change your tone? You can forget that one. Anyway, these particular "copper springs" seem too small and too weak to hold up any pickups.
Which spring is best for metal?
Which metal is best for springs?
thanks for that link. another supplier I can get electronic stuff from..
Does any one actually use springs under their pups? Wierd..
Ya, really. Springs to hold pickups up went out with the Lambada. Everyone uses foam rubber now.
For some reason, Carvin still sells their new bass pickups with metal springs.
Several places sell the clear silicone tubing - Best Bass Gear for example. This stuff works very well and doesn't seem to break down with age - so far, at least.
Actually, silicone tubing does break down with age. I used to have some pickups held up with tubing, and God forbid I ever wanted to raise them, because the tubing would moosh down after a couple years of being in that position and never spring back up. And quite frankly, so will foam unless it's the denser stuff.