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Painting the Pole pieces...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Zitch, Oct 2, 2010.


  1. Zitch

    Zitch

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    This might be a dumb question but im going to risk it, is it ok to paint the pole pieces of a MM humbucker, say black. Will the paint affect the sound and sustain. I only ask cause im curious. Thank you for any input.
     
  2. Nope.

    It won't matter.
     
  3. FWIW you might want to try black electrical tape first. It matched the finish of the p'ups on my RBX375 and it's easily reversible. No ill effects on performance.

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    Dave
     
  4. Sorry, but I've always found it hilarious to see people putting tape on their pickups.
    It looks so stupid.

    Paint is definitely a better way to go here.
     
  5. Zitch

    Zitch

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    Thanks for the input, think paint is the way to go.
     
  6. line6, that was quite blunt and uncalled for.

    one alternative would be to pop the pickup out of its cover, put the tape on the polepieces and put it back into the cover. It will be cleaner than tape on top of the cover.
     
  7. Zitch

    Zitch

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    Another good suggestion
     
  8. I said sorry, didn't I?:hyper:

    Well, I don't mean to offend, but that's how I feel when I see tape over pickups.
     
  9. darkstorm

    darkstorm

    Oct 13, 2009
    Normally no it wont change the sound or output. However when I used car touch up paint pen (black) to color the stock MM type pup on the Traben Array Attack I used to have it did cause a descrease in treble. That was a welcome thing in its case since the stock mm type pup was very much overly trebly. Dunno why it decreased treble, wasnt supposed to, but it did.
     
  10. Batmensch

    Batmensch

    Jul 4, 2010
    Media, PA.
    Perhaps there was some kind of metallic component in the paint?
     
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