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Purpose of pickup covers

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by RapierSix, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. What do pickup covers do? Is it a purely for looks or does it create some form of metallic field that helps pups or something else?

  2. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    I always figured it was to keep beer and gunk from getting in and gumming up the works. Then again, with the open sides and all, that wouldn't be particularly effective.
  3. robert43


    Jun 5, 2007
    Looks something to buy / sell on ebay
  4. Originally they were used to aid sheilding of the pickup. There used to be an extra grounding wire from the pickups which would be attatched to the pickup covers.

    However, im not sure if it actually worked to shield the pickups. It probably has some effect on the sound, however, its mainly asthetic/for different playing positions.
  5. looks cool
  6. +1

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