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dr_macd

Sticky Tape
« on: May 08, 2017, 10:35:17 AM »

Having just received a GK3 pickup with my GR33 purchase, i have pealed the old sticky tape of the back of the PUP.
Does any one know of good tape to stick the PUP on to my guitar, that wont hurt the finish?
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mmmmgtr

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 12:00:53 PM »

I use this successfully on a poly finish. 

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Heavy-Mounting-1-Inch-50-Inch/dp/B00004Z4A8


I've removed with only minor markings that were very easy to polish out.

I don't think I would try it on a lacquer/nitro finish.  Probably wouldn't come off too well.


I know some folks have used removable putty like

https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Mounting-Putty-Removable-860/dp/B000AN7EW4#

Not sure how well that works or if it would be ok on  lacquer/nitro.
« Last Edit: May 08, 2017, 12:46:59 PM by mmmmgtr »
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Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 12:18:39 PM »

just be careful If you have a lacquer finish - use a "tape test area" to see if the tape  wont hurt the finish  - inside the control cavity, or in the tremolo pocket,  or under the pickguard.

mooncaine

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 01:47:53 PM »

I use that putty sometimes. Obviously only for temporary or removable installation. My next step up from that is duct tape, preferably Duck brand with a Union Jack pattern printed on it, because that somehow looks best on my guitars.

Last weekend, I used Elmer's Wood Glue to glue a GK3 onto a Squier Strat. Meh, maybe not a good idea. Couple days later, I realized it was not aligned as I wished. I chipped that dried glue away carefully. I don't think I hurt the pickup, but I don't know yet. It's because of that little glue escapade that I found this thread today.

I want to glue my pickup down more securely than putty would do for me, but I want to be able to reverse it without damaging the pickup (I don't care how the guitar looks afterwards). I'll probably use that thick double-stick tape you mentioned.
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whippinpost91850

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 02:32:54 PM »

Just screw it in. Use shims or the springs that come with it
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mooncaine

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2017, 09:46:06 PM »

I broke one end off, so no screw hole left on that end.
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mmmmgtr

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 07:21:09 AM »

I broke one end off, so no screw hole left on that end.

That's easy to fix.  Just take one of the spacers, the thicker,  rigid ones and glue to the bottom of the pickup. Drill holes and all is good.  You could use any rigid piece of plastic,  metal,  or even wood (painted popsicle stick? ).

GuitarBuilder

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2017, 07:31:01 AM »

Having just received a GK3 pickup with my GR33 purchase, i have pealed the old sticky tape of the back of the PUP.
Does any one know of good tape to stick the PUP on to my guitar, that wont hurt the finish?
 :o

You didn't mention what type of guitar you have.  Strat with pickguard? TOM style bridge on wood?  I'm assuming the latter.  There are a number of different bracket options that attach the hex pickup to the bridge.
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whippinpost91850

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2017, 10:43:14 AM »

Well that sucks.sounds like sticky tape is only alternative other then repairing the p-up
If you have or can make the height you could glue a piece of plastic to the bottom of the p-up and drill new holes
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 10:49:01 AM by whippinpost91850 »
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GraemeJ

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 11:41:12 AM »

There are a number of different bracket options that attach the hex pickup to the bridge.

Very true and a much better way to mount the pickup than any sort of sticky tape/glue.  Also allows restoration to original spec if necessary.
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lespauled

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 01:22:20 PM »

I remember seeing a GK-3 pickup ring adapter.  Do a search on ebay for "GK-3 pickup ring adapter"

GK-3 PU Mounting Rings - allow Reversible GK-3 Installation.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=40.0

« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 08:17:40 AM by admsustainiac »
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dr_macd

Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2017, 08:01:42 AM »

 >:(. Ok right, I forgot to state that the guitar was a mex Tele. Of course I suffer with the I'll buy a guitar to mod idea then get totally fixated by not wanting to damage it in any way.  ::)

Was going to get a gk3 internal kit fitted, but that would mean messing with the nice Fishman / fender power bridge. ( sigh)
Thought of using sticky tape,probably won't ruin the chrome bridge..
Then also of course want to fit a triple play as well. Also want to bury the electronics in the back of the guitar.....
Argh perhaps a could buy one from the fender custom shop with it all done for me.
Need a lotto win  ;D
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Re: Sticky Tape
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2017, 08:14:40 AM »

Quote
Was going to get a gk3 internal kit fitted, but that would mean messing with the nice Fishman / fender power bridge. ( sigh)
Thought of using sticky tape,probably won't ruin the chrome bridge..
Then also of course want to fit a triple play as well. Also want to bury the electronics in the back of the guitar.....
Argh perhaps a could buy one from the fender custom shop with it all done for me.
Need a lotto win  ;D


Read Vades modified Fender  / Fishman Strat with GK 13 pin output
 
FTP - Fender Fishman Tripleplay Strat - install an internal GK Kit
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=15974.0
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