Question for guitar players.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I was watching Dave Koz on BET Jazz today, and he had this VERY funky guitarist playing for him. When he did his solo, they did a closeup on him and I noticed that he has Scotch tape over his p'ups. What's the purpose of that?
  2. Baofu


    Mar 8, 2003
    The only thing I could think of is to protect the covers from scratch marks? The scotch tape won't mess the field and is invisible... for the most part.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Probably to avoid those clacky noises when the strings hit the pole pieces. I hate that on my Fender J copies too.
  4. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    Were the pole pieces on the pickups exposed? Some hard hitters can get the string touching the magnet and the result if a gawd awful "CLUNK" noise through your amp. My guess is he was trying to eliminate that.
  5. SoComSurfing

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

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Maybe he likes the sound of the old(?) pickups, and doesn't want to get them rewaxed to seal the loose pole-peices?