Can the putty used to attach a stick-on pickup damage my instrument’s finish?

The adhesives that we use for our stick-on pickups will not damage most modern polyurethane-based finishes. There might be a small amount of residue left by the putty when you take the pickup off, but that can be removed with a bit of water or your preferred instrument polish.     

Older, vintage instruments and custom builds may use nitrocellulose varnish for their finishes which can be sensitive to adhesives. We recommend testing by placing a small piece of the putty on the back or other less visible area on the instrument to see how it reacts.     

Don't leave the pickup attached for a long time. Some varnishes react and change under the influence of light and it’s possible there will be a visual difference with the rest of the varnish

Sign up for news & offers

Stay up to date with our latest news and product information