Re: fishman&glue

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Posted by Ed on May 30, 2000 at 13:02:37:

In Reply to: Re: fishman&glue posted by Don on May 30, 2000 at 11:49:20:

: : : Is there a glue that is available on the market that will adhere to the fishman and is flexiable enough to undo?

: : Geez, what for? Yer NOT gonna glue it to your bridge, right? Cause part of what makes it work is the compression by the clamps to the bridge...

: Ed: As they say in the Hertz commercial, "not exactly". Fishman admits that the clamps cause some "muting of the instrument's acoustic tone". This is in their "BP -100 Performance Enhancement" directions which is a package you can get from Fishman containing film adhesive strips for gluing the pickup to the bridge. Denny: To get the info directly from Fishman, call them at 508-988-9665. Be forewarned that if you ever expect to have to play in the direct sun (the worst thing for a bass that you can do), the glue strips can melt. Frankly, when you take into account the limitations of the pickup and the amp, and the frequently awful acoustic environments, I consider the alleged muting to be much ado about nothing. The clips allow me more flexibility.

Don, somethin' new EVERY day,by gawd. The Fishman was bugging me enough that I switched to the Realist. But I just assumed that performance of a piezo was enhanced by physical compression, else why do it? Alla them thangs, (Shadow, Underwood, even the earlier Schertlers)in some way smash themseleves up against the bridge. By the way, do you have $18000 I can have for that Grunert Panormo copy? I'll pay ya back, honest...

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