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pick up support

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Youngspanion, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. what sits below a pick up that makes it stay up? I think I need a new one. Where can i get them? how much?
  2. The what? :meh:

    If you mean the things that make a pickup stand up instead of going down: those are springs. I think you can better replace those springs (who are around the screws mostly) with foam.

    How to:
    - get some foam
    - cut the foam so it matches the routed part of your bass (the hole for the pickup)
    - put it in the routed part
    - put the pickup on top of it
    - screw the screws back in

    This works way better for me, I don't have anything that rattles! :smug:
  3. Thank you
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Many (rather, most) basses use foam (yuck), some use springs at the screws (even worse), but some other have big springs under the p-up (eg my Corvette has 2 under the p-up).
    The latter works the best, imo. Better adjustability, will keep the p-up where you put it, lasts longer.