Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

Pickup covers in a color other than black...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Blackbird, Apr 18, 2002.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    ...or white?

    I was thinking of having a Warmoth bass built - all natural light wood. I was wondering if anyone knows if any manufacturer offers pickups with different color options than black or white.

    Thanx.:)
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    All kinds of colors.
     
  3. Just get a wooden casing over the pickup
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Where can one get that?
     
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    DiMarzio used to make some ugly flessh-colored things. Maybe they still do.
     
  6. FalsehoodBass

    FalsehoodBass

    Jul 22, 2001
    Denver, CO
    it seems that you could paint them yourself if you'd like... the paint shouldn't get in the way of the magnetic signal at all... especially if the covers are removable, it should be simple.. if they're glued to the pup it could get a little messier.
     
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Yep, I'd say look into the Rio Grandes. I've got a Gold Sparkle pickup in a g***** covered in Leopard's fur. :D Looks perfect! I believe Rio makes faux?/real? Maple, Mahogany, and Koa pickups.
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Fleshed -colored... if you had Scurvy;)
     
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i was wanting to get white barts for the wedding bass. i'm not sure if bill is going to be able to arrange that or not.
     
  10. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    I'ts just molded plastic, shouldn't you be able to get it in any color you want?? Hey, get the covers machined out of aluminum and powdercoat them. That'll never wear off.
     
  11. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Way to go. It looks great.

    There is also those DI Marzio Alchemy 101 pickups with Mahogany covers.

    Unfortunately, they're discontinued, but a lot of shops probably have a few in stock.
     
  12. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA