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preamp installation question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by tiefling, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. tiefling


    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    What works best for attaching a preamp in the control cavity? I'm about to install a new Bartolini preamp and I realized I never thought about how to do this.
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I usually use velcro
  3. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    Or double face foam tape.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Double faced foam tape is what I've always used. Actually I should use some to secure my MM preamp that's floating around in that cavity.
  5. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    +1 on double-sided mounting tape. you could also use a dollop of 5-minute binary-agent epoxy. both can be readily located at you local Home Despot.
  6. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    The epoxy approach is a tad permanent but on the other hand that preamp won't be moving around.
  7. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    True. But I absolutely HATE having things inside my bass resonate--especially when the noise crosses over into the signal path.
  8. dunamis


    Aug 2, 2004
    I use a dab of hot melt glue.