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Need a music man pick up cover.

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by The Unit, Dec 7, 2013.


  1. I have a newer Sub series, and love the sound of this el cheapo.
    What can I say this bad boy just sounds great in the mix.
    I decided to remove the old finish and do a custom paint job, unfortunately the family cat decided the pickup wire looked fun and removed it from the shelf on my bench. Only one problem the pickup ended next to my heat gun, which in turn melted the cover.
    All I need is one black pickup cover. Can't find anything on line or a number to contact Ernie ball. Anybody have any ideas.
     
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  3. Thanks, I sent them a message Tuesday I think and haven't heard a word.
     
  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Give them a call. I'm sure they get tons of email and aren't able to respond to all of them super quick. Every time I've called you get an answer right away.
     
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  6. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  8. Got my reply from EBMM.
    It simply read "we do not sell parts,sorry.
    So keep this in mind.
    I know I will, I own a big al 4, a Ray 34 cl. And was about to pull the trigger on stingray 5 string or a bongo,
    Not so sure now.
     
  9. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That's not entirely accurate.

    They will sell parts if you surrender your old part. I.E. if your preamp dies, you can buy a new one from them if you send in the old one. I would figure buying a pickup cover would be much the same. Especially since yours is melted...

    I would call them
     
  10. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Houston Tx
    They have always been weird like that, but I wouldn't let that stop you from buying another bass from them. I have heard extreme horror stories from Gibson part replacements and warranty stuff. Although they do make nice basses...
     
  11. Maybe you'll have more success if you order it through your local EBMM dealer.

    I ordered a white pickup cover for my Stingray through my local dealer just a couple of months ago, and received it about two weeks later.

    If you don't have any luck, and decide that you want a white pickup cover (as long as it's the same size and the mounts match), I'll sell you mine for what I paid... I wasn't crazy about how the white looked on my bass, so I put the black cover back on.
     

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  12. ddnidd1

    ddnidd1 Supporting Member

    I've purchased pickup covers and hardware in the past for an SR5 without sending in the old items.

    The replacement scenario does apply to electronics, pickups, etc.

    They've always been very helpful 'on the phone'.
     
  13. I will try calling and see where I get.
     
  14. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    They have been great with any parts I've needed when I called them.Electronics,necks yes you have to trade out but any other items as mutes,switch kmobs,ect no problem.
     
  15. I've gotten pickgaurds and even ordered a custom bongo through my local mom and pop dealer. Any business that sells them should be able to get it for you.
     
  16. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Why would you want to pay for a factory part when you can get an aftermarket one for 2 bucks?