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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-15-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Direct mount pickups- whats the foam called?

Hey everyone! I recently got an RG1570. It's my first Ibanez 6 string solid body. I'm sprucing it up and have a set of Patrucci Dimarzios on the way.

Since this is my first guitar with direct mount pickups I'm unfamiliar with the stuff used to set the pickup height. To me it looks like insulation foam for weatherproofing.

What is this stuff called? Is it available as a guitar part? Where should I get some for my new pickups?

Thanks!

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Re: Direct mount pickups- whats the foam called?

Just use the weather proofing foam tape stuff. It'll do the job. Don't waste money on something guitar specific - itll just cost more, and probably be pretty much the same stuff.
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Re: Direct mount pickups- whats the foam called?

Thanks LonePhantom for the reply. While I have your attention: are the wires on my V7 and V8 the same color/ position as dimarzios?
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Re: Direct mount pickups- whats the foam called?

I have extracted the stuff from various packages etc. Foam rubber I think itīs called.

As for the colours:
http://www.caparisonforum.com/colorcodes.php
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Re: Direct mount pickups- whats the foam called?

I use the foam that comes packed with DiMarzios--workd fine.



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