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Author:  [J.K.] [ Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

Hey all, where's the best place to find the foam mounting pads under the pickups for a fair price or, more realistically, some foam adhesive tape that I could cut to fit?

Bonus question, where's a good online site to buy new potentiometers? I'm assuming in the broad scheme of things they're all more or less the same?

Author:  BlueRick [ Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

The RIC Boutique, and the RIC Boutique.

Author:  [J.K.] [ Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

Color me crazy, but I was hoping to pay a little less than $21.10 for two pieces of foam.

Author:  Schmidt [ Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

[J.K.] wrote:
Color me crazy, but I was hoping to pay a little less than $21.10 for two pieces of foam.


They'll last the rest of your life+ so $21.10 is not much in that context...

But ... erhhh ... what happened to the first two pieces of foam??? They usually don't disappear just like that... :D

Author:  [J.K.] [ Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

Schmidt wrote:
They'll last the rest of your life+ so $21.10 is not much in that context...
But ... erhhh ... what happened to the first two pieces of foam??? They usually don't disappear just like that... :D

I got some new pickups and the old pads are pretty stubbornly attached to the old one. Yeah it's a one-time charge, but I'm not too keen on paying chump tax is all. I tend to make a habit of avoiding it like I avoid littering... call it a personal crusade.

Author:  BlueRick [ Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

[J.K.] wrote:
Color me crazy, but I was hoping to pay a little less than $21.10 for two pieces of foam.


RIC makes these parts available to Rick owners online, specified by model number and part number, for an owner's convenience. Rick pickups also have unique footprint, so good luck finding properly fitting pads anywhere else. As for foam rubber strips you can cut to fit yourself. . . let's just say it's a readily available item.

Do you really think it's polite to post on a company-brand sponsored website, made available to Rick fans at no cost to them, where the company offers the products in question for sale, and ask if someone can tell you where you can buy a product the company makes, somewhere else more cheaply :?: :!:

Poor forum member etiquette, IMO.

Author:  Rickenbrother [ Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

BlueRick wrote:
[J.K.] wrote:
Color me crazy, but I was hoping to pay a little less than $21.10 for two pieces of foam.


RIC makes these parts available to Rick owners online, specified by model number and part number, for an owner's convenience. Rick pickups also have unique footprint, so good luck finding properly fitting pads anywhere else. As for foam rubber strips you can cut to fit yourself. . . let's just say it's a readily available item.

Do you really think it's polite to post on a company-brand sponsored website, made available to Rick fans at no cost to them, where the company offers the products in question for sale, and ask if someone can tell you where you can buy a product the company makes, somewhere else more cheaply :?: :!:

Poor forum member etiquette, IMO.

I agree with Paulie.
For $21.10 you pay for the convenience of having it shaped correctly for you and the time it takes for the a person to prepare the part.
If you don't want to pay $21.10 for two pieces of foam, you can just go a hardware store and buy some sticky back foam rubber (which might not work as well as what RIC will send you) and take the time to size and shape it yourself instead of griping about it on the forum.

Author:  maxwell [ Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

...And there's always the risk that the substitute material may damage the finish of the guitar. The convenience of obtaining the correct material, manufactured at the correct dimensions, is the failsafe option that assures a successful result as well as the peace of mind that comes with it.

Author:  Rickenbrother [ Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

Very true, maxwell!

Author:  Schmidt [ Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Foam Pickup Mounting Pad

So - as far as I can read - the answer to your original question is: Not here :lol:

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