Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Pickup foam,does it affect the sound?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by gimmeagig, Feb 16, 2006.


  1. I recently changed to a shallower pickup.As a result I had to stuff a bunch of foam under the pickups to get them close enough to the strings.
    My question:Could that affect the sound of the pickups in some way? Might it be better to raise the pickup cavity with a piece of wood and then use very little foam for adjustment?
     
  2. bkief1

    bkief1

    Dec 25, 2005
    It'll be fine with the foam.

    As a matter of fact, I had to "sacrifice" a mouse pad for an extra bit of foam...works great.
     
  3. I made some wooden inserts for the pickup cavities out of paint stir sticks and the put a layer of mousepad foam over that.Perfect height and no give on the pickups and I think I even hear a little difference.That might also just be my imagination,I'm not totally sure.
     
  4. bkief1

    bkief1

    Dec 25, 2005
    Glad it worked...I know I am guilty of perceiving a sound change when I adjust something...sometimes the changes are subtle, sometimes imaginery.