Re-attaching self-adhering Fishman parts

If you have a string instrument of any kind that needs fixing, a mistake you made in building a new instrument that you need to "disappear," or a question about the ethics of altering an older instrument, ask here. Please note that it will be much easier for us to help you decide on the best repair method if you post some pictures of the problem.

Re-attaching self-adhering Fishman parts

Postby Ryan Mazzocco » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:36 pm

I recently completed a custom commission guitar for a client. Long story short, I let him have it for a very large and important show on new years eve but told him I wanted it back to make some modifications. In the mean time he had the fishman infinity matrix system installed. The battery case had come detached. It didn't matter much since I needed to remove the whole system to do what I needed to do anyway. But now I'm wondering how I want to reinstall it. The adhering tape that comes with it is no good now. After a little research I've found out that it has a bit of a shelf life anyway; as in if it sits on the self too long the sticky goes bad. I don't want to to use just any double sided tape as I'm afraid it will be an eyesore through the side port. I don't want to super glue it as that could make it a little too permanent. I'm thinking of using the "masking tape/super glue trick." Any problems with this? am I overlooking a better way?
Last edited by Jim McConkey on Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Fixed spelling in title
User avatar
Ryan Mazzocco
Posts: 518
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:01 pm
Location: Joplin, MO

Re: Re-attaching self-adhering Fishman parts

Postby Michael Jennings » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:39 pm

Michael Jennings
Posts: 58
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:54 pm

Re: Re-attaching self-adhering Fishman parts

Postby Barry Daniels » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:42 pm

I would clean off the old adhesive and replace it with 3M VHB double stick tape. The kind with the red peel off layer. This is the strongest double stick tape on the market.
MIMF Staff
Barry Daniels
Posts: 1886
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:58 am
Location: Houston, Texas

Return to String Instrument Repair: Practical and Political Issues

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Your purchase from these sites helps support the MIMForum, but only if you start at the links below!!!
Amazon music     Amazon books     Amazon tools     Rockler tools     Office Depot    

The MIMF is a member-supported forum, please consider supporting us with a donation, thanks!
 • Book store • Tool store • Links •