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Using Wood Glue to Pot Pickups?

5/21/2006 3:26 AM
Paul D.
Using Wood Glue to Pot Pickups?
I'm thinking of trying diluted wood glue to pot pickups. Is this a crazy idea? I'm asking because I recently ruined a very nice DiMarzio P-Bass pickup because I had the wax too hot and the bobbin deformed.  
-Paul D.
5/21/2006 4:27 AM
I wouldn't because of the water content. Try 150 degrees on the wax and keep the pickup away from the bottom. Other than that it's something like shellac, laquer, etc.
5/21/2006 7:38 AM
Greg Simon
The wood glue is also water soluable. I wouldn't.  
5/21/2006 1:26 PM
Dave K

Go with the double boiler method to better control the temp - it's much easier to maintain a constant temp with a small pot of wax in a larger pot of water kept at 150F.
5/22/2006 12:11 AM
Dave Stephens
anything with water in it won't dry for a long time and water will dull the tone of your pickup dramatically in a bad way
5/22/2006 9:36 AM
Paul D.

OK, you've convinced me!  
Thanks Guys.
5/22/2006 9:50 PM

The Stew Mac glue pot works great for wax potting. It's self-regulating on the temperature so you just plug it in, wait for the wax to melt, and then unplug when you're done. No muss, no fuss. It's about $120 but it's worth it for the set-it-and-forget-it aspect.
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