Covering pole pieces on your pickups. Where to buy covers without holes? Can this affect tone?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by CocoaThumper, Sep 5, 2017.


  1. CocoaThumper

    CocoaThumper

    Aug 18, 2017
    Hey all.

    Say I have a bass with typical exposed pole pieces. Now say I want to go with the all black covered pickup look for a while. Is there anyone who makes these? Whenever I search pickup covers, I find covers with holes for pole pieces.

    Lastly, is there anything to consider in terms on tonal changes if I do this?
     
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Metal covers will impact tone, plastic ones will not.
     
  3. CocoaThumper

    CocoaThumper

    Aug 18, 2017
    Could you direct me to a place that sells plastic covers without holes.
     
  4. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    It doesn't work like that.
    Some pickups have removable covers, some don't.
    You have to search for covers that will fit your specific type and brand of pickups.
     
  5. CocoaThumper

    CocoaThumper

    Aug 18, 2017
    I know this...but what I meant is that I don't see like any pickup covers without holes in them.

    I'd gladly try to mod a cover if it wasn't an exact fit.
     
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