Humbucker with metal cover

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

  1. hhenry


    Feb 17, 2011
    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 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Valkeala Finland
    Covers are not made of magnetically soft materials. They do have an impact on sound via eddy currents anyway.