Seam saving bumpers

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by pnchad, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. pnchad

    pnchad Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    I think I asked this before but...

    What is the preferred method of attaching wooden bumpers to protect the edges of the top & back?

    thanks - I know I'll have answers within hours (TBers are the best)
  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    I would imagine hide glue, but I think leather or rubber bumpers would be a better choice. Gollihur sells self stick leather and they have been working fine for me.
  3. pnchad

    pnchad Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    I find it hard to believe they would stay but I'll take your word for it and have always been a fan of BG - great guys both

    I've seen several serious basses with maple cleats
  4. Michael Eisenman

    Michael Eisenman Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    I made mine from a fan belt à la Paul Warburton (search the threads) and attached them with contact cement (Barge, specifically). They're not going anywhere.
  5. George700DL


    Jan 9, 2009
    I made mine from an old leather sewing machine drive belt, and glued it on with Barge contact cement also. If I did it again, I'd use the Home Depot DAP contact cement, as it stinks less than Barge and works equally well.

  6. pnchad

    pnchad Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2005
    TBDB never fails

    Thanks all