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Wooden pickup covers affecting tone?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by 43apples, May 27, 2005.

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  1. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    I've noticed that alot of high end basses have wooden pickup covers, which i suppose is added for visual reasons. My question is, do they affect the tone of the bass? A 1mm thick plate of wood between the pickup and the strings would most likely dampen the magnetic field, and therefore soften the sound or something?

    ...or am i completely missing the whole idea?

  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
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    no more so then a solid plastic cover I would think.
  3. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    wood is invisible to a magnetic field.

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