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Old 10-03-2016, 06:40 AM
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Default Eliminating rattle on L-5, pickup is a bit loose in pickup mounting ring

I've finally zeroed in on the source of the rattle on my L-5. The neck pickup is rattling against the pickup mounting ring. I'm thinking the resolution will be to stuff something in between the pickup and the ring - perhaps a thin piece of rubber?

Any suggestions?

I found the picture below on the internet. Mine is still mounted to the guitar, and I'd rather not have to remove anything to perform the fix.

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Old 10-03-2016, 06:49 AM
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I use ordinary rubber cement - made for gluing paper. It stops rattles and is VERY easily removed.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:30 AM
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Felt pads on the inside of the pickup ring. Unfortunately this requires removal of the pickup/ring assembly. A rattling archtop can drive a person crazy!
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:40 AM
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Rip a bit off a fag packet, that often works.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:27 PM
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I use ordinary rubber cement - made for gluing paper. It stops rattles and is VERY easily removed.
Where and how do you apply it to keep the PU from rattling?
TIA
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Old 10-20-2016, 12:21 PM
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Any business card folded in two or a medium celluloid guitar pick jammed in between the humbucker and mounting ring will do. Fag paper, yeah.

Surgical tube in place of the springs. I wrap plumber's tape around the springs to damp them.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:23 AM
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Any business card folded in two or a medium celluloid guitar pick jammed in between the humbucker and mounting ring will do. Fag paper, yeah.

Surgical tube in place of the springs. I wrap plumber's tape around the springs to damp them.
Thanks Jabs, at the moment i'm using a couple of reeds for the purpose. They are fairly okay but not a hundred percent remedy. So i guess i will have to use plumber's tape to improve it as you suggest.

But i'm still wondering how rubber cement can be applied for the purpose.
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