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#1 User is offline   livemusic 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:30 AM

My J45 standard, I give up, it never had wanted to stay put. I saw a thread somewhere about getting some industrial-strength velcro and I got some, now what! Where is best place to install it?

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#2 User is offline   Buc McMaster 

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

Another reason that active systems suck.......all kinds of crap hung inside the instrument requiring futzing with.

However, I understand some folks like 'em, so to solve your problem I recommend 3M Dual-Lock. This stuff is very good, vastly superior to velcro. As it snaps together it does require a bit of pressure to lock it in, but once locked it keeps what you put where it's should be.
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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:59 AM

Neck block. Lightly sand it then give a small shot of winded on a cloth. Let dry then mount the Velcro tape.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:40 PM


Mine has never given me a second thought. My J-45 is a 2003 and has been all over and just has the metal clamp.

My new J-15 has a little bag thing with a Velcro flap.

They have both been trouble free.

Best of luck.

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 11:30 PM

nope my Seymour Duncan mag mic does the same thing take off the strings, unscrew the pickup, rinse, repeat. I'm thinking magnet maybe?

This post has been edited by Holiday Hoser: 23 January 2019 - 11:30 PM

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:03 AM

Iíve never had a battery bag fall off ever 🤔
Theyíve all been installed on the neck block. Not by me , just been there when I acquired the guitar

I kinda agree with buc about stuff inside the guitar being a pain but not because it falls off

And I wonít consider a guitar with anything adorning the outside. Donít like barn doors on the sides of them not even little nobs a la Taylors
Just my thing

This post has been edited by blindboygrunt: 24 January 2019 - 03:05 AM


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