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P Bass adhesive

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by pyjamas27, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. pyjamas27


    Apr 11, 2014
    I've acquired a P bass, the pickup poles are not flush with the surface of the casing and seem to have dropped loose. Disassembling them reveals that they seem to need attaching to the underside of the cover. Does anybody now what kind of adhesive to use to do this, is it some kind of gel, or a glue?

  2. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Mine are like that too. Covers arent attached to pickups. Just throw a tad bit of extra foam in the pup cavity and it should be good.
  3. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    fender bass pickups aren't supposed to be attached to their covers!

    you indeed use thick foam to press up on the pickups themselves, which get held down by the covers.
  4. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    From what I can tell, the poll pieces are a press fit into the bobbins (interference fit)
    The foam might be the easiest way although a drop of silicone caulk could be used if it makes you happier. Don;t think I'd use anything thin like super glue that could get into the windings nor epoxy that would make a repair or rewind very difficult.
  5. pyjamas27


    Apr 11, 2014
    Thanks Guys, good advice.