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The bridge humbucker on my 1998 Epi Dot started to spontaneously move towards the strings and then back!!

I took out the pickup only to find that the baseplate was originally attached to the remainder of the pickup with GLUE and not with the tiny screws one typically sees!!
Apparently this was not an unusual approach with inexpensive pickups.

Has anyone repaired one of these before?
I know the simple answer will be "Just glue it back together"

I can't find anything on the internet about it...other than it existed as a method of attaching pickups to the base plate.

Thanks in advance.
 
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I have one that's the same. Sitting in my parts box now.
You can glue it again. Epoxy, PL premium or something similar.
Or GTmaker's preference of securing things. lol.
Sorry, can't resist.

 

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I ended up using double sided foam tape as I have used that for humbucker covers before. It worked fine.

When I went to put the strings back on, the nut fell out!
Used a bit of contact cement on that.

GTmaker fixed my exhaust...what do you think?
 

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What, he didn't use duct tape?

My dad told me that in his single days, he was motoring through the Laurentians, and his radiator hose sprung a leak. Since driving with it would have drained all coolant out, he pulled over to the side of the road, waited for it to cool down, and wrapped a condom around the leaky area, enabling him to continue to the nearest garage. When the mechanic flipped up the hood and saw the impromptu repair, he collapsed with laughter.
 

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Dave, wouldnt contact cement mess things up if you ever need the nut replaced??

Mark, great story!
 

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@Budda I used contact glue/cement as I thought it would be the most easily "removed",would remain somewhat flexible and was not space occupying to any real extent. What would have been a better choice?
 

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I'm not sure, I've never done a nut replacement haha.
 

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I use white glue, Weld Bond, for nut glueing.
Do you have a pic of the disencobulated pickup?
 
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