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
  3. 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. 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.