Hey guys, I've always had basses without exposed pole pieces until last year when I bought my P bass and my J basses. Everyone of them has exposed pole pieces that protrude from the pickup cover inevitably making contact with the string making that obnoxious 'pop' that everyone complains about. I was curious if anyone had put a 'shim' between the top of the pickup and the pickup cover itself so the pole pieces still sit in the holes of the cover but recessed so the 'popping' is avoided. Right now I have clear tape (so nobody will see )covering the exposed part of the pole pieces but that tape will wear out eventually. Does shimming between the cover and pickup seem like the way to go without physically altering the height of the pole pieces? thanks!