Okay seriously, where are all the cream colored Jazz bass pickup covers?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by IPA, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    None to be found on eBay, basspartsresource is perpetually out of stock, they are listed on AllParts but they are not actually in stock (order canceled/refunded)

    Are they extinct? Did the village in China that exclusively made cream colored J-bass pickup covers get hit by an earthquake? Where are they?!:bawl:
  2. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    I was looking a couple months back for a set to dye red and couldn't find any either.
  3. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Well white ones appear to be available at bass parts resource, which I suppose I could tint myself, but I'd much rather just buy them in cream and skip a step.
  4. Scott in Dallas

    Scott in Dallas Commercial User

    Aug 16, 2005
    Dallas, north Texas
    Builder and Owner: DJ Ash Guitars
    Someone posted a thread about this a few years ago. Dimarzio supposedly sells them, although they aren't listed in the price list online. You could probably send them an email.

    Someone else said that you could soak white ones in coffee until you get the color you want. If I were going to do it, I'd add some salt to the coffee in order to get the dye to stick better.
  5. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    Good to know, I guess the Dimarzio covers would fit a non-Dimarzio pickup? Not sure if their poles or spacing are different.
  6. Crater


    Oct 12, 2011
    Dallas, TX area
    Not sure if this is relevant or not, but DiMarzio apparently has a trademark on humbucking guitar pickups with two cream-colored bobbins! No other manufacturer can produce "double cream" humbuckers without violating DiMarzio's trademark. Even custom pickup winders aren't supposed to do this, one guy said he would make them but you'd have to buy the metal cover and then remove it yourself. So perhaps DiMarzio has a trademark on cream J-bass pickups too.
  7. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    uh oh, I might need to buy a set of ultra jazzes! :)
  8. IPA


    May 5, 2010
  9. BobWestbrook

    BobWestbrook Mr.

    Mar 13, 2006
    Philly suburb
    Buy a can of spray paint at Walmart.
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    I suppose you could have one powder-coated.

    Me likey chrome better!

    Me likey bright shiny objects.......
  11. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Sorry, brain fart. Maybe I'll go get some while they are in stock just I case.
  12. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars