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need suggestion for adhesive for Frap type transducer

 
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:56 pm    Post subject: need suggestion for adhesive for Frap type transducer Reply with quote

I have one those Frap transducer that has that soft putty adhesive that is harmless to guitar finishes so you could place the transducer anywhere (but best sound on the bridge).

Does anyone where you could get that adhesive? Is there a substitute I could get locally?
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They came with bees wax, if I remember correctly. I've got a few of those Fraps somewhere.

I've used some of that blue DAP sticky stuff (Fun-Tack?), and I think I tried some double-stick tape a time or two. I was amplifying acoustic pianos through crappy PA systems - it was hard to tell what wasn't working.
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Clevername. Yeah, the adhesive was kind of beeswax-y.

I used to use postal tape and taped it really tight on the bridge (seems like the better the wood contact, the better the transducer worked). But I don't think this method was good for the finish.

Then I read that Dow Corning Silicon rubber adhesive work great. Gulp, $59.38 a tube!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 70s & 80s Barcus Berry surface mount piezos came with a reusable adhesive putty that looked like a chewed stick of Doublemint gum. Looks like they're using double stick tape now.

It looked sorta like this stuff. It's worth a shot.


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RolandR



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Marksound, that may just work.

Yeah, I read some use double side tape but the transducer works best with full contact on the guitar.

What is the stuff used when guitarists put their picks on? Its kind of a clay, putty like substance. Maybe too, that would work.
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