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P-UP Covers affect tone/output?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Razor, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002
    Anyone think that taking a stock pickup, which has exposed pole pieces (SD Quarter Pounder P Pickup) and putting an aftermarket cover, which totally encloses the pickup's pole pieces, will affect the tone and/or output? I'd be replacing the covers purely for a cosmetic purpose so that the pole pieces aren't visible.
  2. maybe slightly alter both, not much i wouldnt think tho
  3. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I doubt it. Unless they're metal, the magnetic field should remain the same.
  4. Where do you buy pick up covers anyway?
  5. JMN357


    Feb 24, 2005
    as long as there plastic or wood and reltively thin wnough it wont
  6. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    The magnetic permeability of both wood and plastic is for all practical purposes the same as that of a vacuum (same with air). Therefore the only possible difference would be if the pickups are further away as a result of being in the shells.