Aftermarket Stingray Pickup Covers?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MojaveVox, May 9, 2021.

  1. I just bought two white ones directly from Ernie Ball.
  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    the old conventional StingRay 4 string pickup cover just slides right off.
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  3. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Central FL
    That’s what I did… worked great!
  4. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
  5. Now why the heck would they go and start gluing them on? That just makes it impossible to repair the pickup if there's a simple (by pickup repair-person standards) fix available. Dumb move, EBMM (he says with zero idea of it's true, or why they did it, or if it's actually a dumb move ;-) )
  6. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Pretty reliable pickups. I can't remember any time I've heard of anyone with a dead coil.
  7. That's not my point. I know, it sounded like my point. I was just using that as a point to make my point.

    You know...

    My real point is that guitar pickups have had removable covers, or no covers, on decent pickups, basically forever. You can access things in there that might matter to you. 4 string ray pickups have had removable covers forever. Why not 5s? And, why on earth would they START gluing on covers relatively recently in the history of EBMM basses out of the blue? It's extra effort, and makes things less accessible. Why on earth?
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