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pickup covers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by christobass 416, Nov 1, 2005.


  1. what are the point of pickup covers? do they change your tone?, reducing humming? or are they just there to look cool?
     
  2. pickup covers just look cool...they also serve as a means of keeping your pickup coils intact (via potting with wax or epoxy).

    Covers without exposed pole pieces also act to keep your strings from physically contacting the pole pieces (creating an annoying "popping" sound
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Or are you talking about the metal "ashtray" covers like on vintage Fenders?

    They're cosmetic.