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mute foam

Post by eggwheat » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:17 am

As soon as I am finally getting this mute for my 74 VI, does anyone know where to get mute foam in the UK?

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Re: mute foam

Post by Naturality » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:42 am

You could probably just cut it from a sheet of foam. Ia it the same as normal foam?

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Post by Maggieo » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:46 am

Naturality wrote: You could probably just cut it from a sheet of foam. Ia it the same as normal foam?
Of course not!  It's MUTE!! Normal foam can talk.  ;) ;) ;D ;D ;D
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Re: mute foam

Post by StevenO » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:16 pm

She makes a good point.

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Re: mute foam

Post by mezcalhead » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:41 pm

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At the risk of introducing a serious note, isn't it the same as the foam used under Jazz bass pups, or JM pups?

I got mine from GPR, but I think you can also get it from hardware stores as weatherstripping.
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Re: mute foam

Post by fullerplast » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:55 pm

sn't it the same as the foam used under Jazz bass pups, or JM pups?
It's the same structure, but it's much thinner. It would be hard to pare down, as you would have to trim the depth, not the width or  length (if that makes any sense). Still, a hardware store might have something similar.

I know GPR has it, but I don't know their shipping policies though.
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Re: mute foam

Post by sookwinder » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:13 pm

GPR are pretty good on the postage thing.... standard US$5.95 for all international shipping. 

That's less than what it would cost me in phone bills and petrol if I was to search around melbourne looking for items.
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Re: mute foam

Post by Jay » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:19 pm

My local Lowes hardware store has boatloads of this stuff in a variety of widths, heights, and spongyness.  And it's like $2 - $3 for about 6 feet.  Don't order this stuff from GPR.

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Re: mute foam

Post by 1946dodge » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:06 pm

I wonder if you can use the cork roadbed that model railroaders use under the tracks in their layouts?

It might not deteriorate like the original stuff. I remember on my 66 when I got it in 89 the stuff was pretty ratty by then and I scraped it off since it was no good by then.
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