Humbucker with metal cover

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by hhenry, Feb 5, 2013.


  1. hhenry

    hhenry

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    NFLD, Canada
    Can someone explain why the metal cover (which I assume ends up grounded) does not attenuate the strength of the signal being picked up? For that matter, shouldn't it completely eliminate the entire signal?
  2. MPU

    MPU

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    Location:
    Valkeala Finland
    Covers are not made of magnetically soft materials. They do have an impact on sound via eddy currents anyway.

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