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P-Bass Bridge and Pickup Covers

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by MNM, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. MNM


    Nov 9, 2006
    Chicago Area
    Hey, is there any good way of mounting a 60's bridge and pickup cover on my P-bass without screwing them in? The only thing I can think of is using velcro strips. I want to use them for show/cosmetic reasons. I hear that they can effect tone as well. But, I don't want to permanently mount them.

    Any advice?
  2. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    There's a gummy adhesive that comes in small rolls that should work. I had some for putting emblems on my cars. I'll try to find out what it's called.
  3. DavidRavenMoon

    DavidRavenMoon Banned

    Oct 20, 2004
    You can use double stick tape. Either the foam kind, or the regular heavy duty stuff.

    The bridge cover on a P bass has a foam string mute glued to the top edge. That would give you a sound similar to palm muting. If you use that, the double stick tape might not be strong enough to hold the cover down against the strings.

    The cover over the pickup won't change the tone at all.

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