Wax Potting Microphonic Pickup

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  1. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. Member

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    I think my bridge pickup in my Les Paul Studio is microphonic. I was searching around for info on Potting and came across this site

    http://www.guitarnuts.com/technical/electrical/index.php

    It says if it is a covered pickup leave the cover on and wax it. Is this correct? I'm sure I saw somewhere else that the cover should be removed.
     
  2. Pete Galati

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    There's something at Stewmac about potting too.

    I've found that pickup covers are a large part of feedback problems with some humbuckers.

    I've done the magnet flip thing, and remounted the cover with a little electric tape isolation (see Specialty Guitars for instructions) and it fixed a nagging feedback problem.

    A lot of people just remove the cover, and leave it off.

    Potting can make your pickups too dead. It's sort of like calming down a horse by shooting it.
     
  3. S.A.M.

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    No one here has experience potting a pickup?
     
  4. Rosewood

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    Yes, pot with the cover on, however you may have something else loose causing the feedback such as a loose cover, bobbin to magnet contacts, etc.
     
  5. S.A.M.

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    Can you give me some info on how to check those things?
     

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