Question about covered pickups....

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by 89strat, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. 89strat

    89strat Member

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    I have a seymour duncan custom custom with a nickle plated cover I'm thinking of putting in my strat. Can I take the cover off without damaging the pickup?
     
  2. nibus

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    I have heard pickups made with covers that have their pole pieces exposed will not sound any better if you take the covers off. However, if you put covers on pickups that are not designed for it, it may mess with the tone a bit because the pole pieces are under an extra piece of metal.
     
  3. JUSTJOB

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    I think the cover would look nice on there.:AOK
     
  4. Scott Auld

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    +1 for covers look cool :)
     
  5. 89strat

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    Well then.....what do you think of chrome pickup covers for my single coils. I know, I know.... I like everything to match.
     
  6. JUSTJOB

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    Go for it! That would be very unique, and look great too.:cool:
     
  7. amphead777

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    I'm very pro-covers. They look great.
     
  8. welcometoashley

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    i've always thought humbuckers with covers on them looked cooler for some reason.
     
  9. 89strat

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    I'm glad I went with all of your advice and kept the cover on. The pickup sounds great with this combination. It's an 89 American Standard with a duncan custom custom in the bridge and a dimarzio area 61 and 58 in the neck and middle set up with a super switch which splits the pickups in the 2 and 4 positions for really impressive inbetween tones. The pickguard is a parchment from Warmoth, had to be special ordered, that's why it took so long for a pic. After all the things I've done to this, this is the first time I've been happy with the sound of this strat.

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  10. Andy J.

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    Looks cool too, the regular strat thing with an uncovered HB at the bridge is getting old... Now go bananas playing it! :banana:banana:banana
     

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