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Offline BoulevardBandit

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« on: August 11, 2007, 05:55:38 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with fitting PUP covers.

I have a Wi66 Pro with the standard Seymour Duncan® Custom Custom at the bridge and Seymour Duncan® '59 at the neck.




I love the look of the Pilson which has the same PUP's but has gold covers over them.




Are these covers a separate item or are they an integral part of the PUP's.  if they can be fitted to my 66 Pro, would they have any impact on tone, output etc.

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2007, 09:55:06 AM »
Covers are a separate item installed to the pu by soldering the cover to the baseplate of the pu. Not a job for a low watt iron and care must be taken not to over heat or melt any parts or wires in the process. Some will claim a difference in tone but it's probably time for the blindfold test again.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2007, 10:13:35 AM »
The cream color looks really nice on that guitar.

No way i would change it.

Dam shes pretty(
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2007, 10:17:39 AM »
Thanks for the response Welby. [;)]

Is it irreversible once fitted and if you could measure the tonal difference, would it be for the worse[?]


 

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2007, 10:19:48 AM »
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Originally posted by marty626

The cream color looks really nice on that guitar.

No way i would change it.

Dam shes pretty(



Thanks Marty, I was thinking of keeping the cream surround, just fit gold covers.[:)]


 

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2007, 11:09:05 AM »
You can have problems with putting covers on a pickup.  You might get some feedback and squeal which can be fixed by potting the pickup (filling it with hot wax, and getting all the bubbles out). Not an easy job for a DIY'r unless you know what you are doing.

If you must have covered pickups, go buy some and swap them out.
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 12:33:08 PM »
Pu covers can be put on and taken off by soldering and unsoldering but this is easier said than done, it is easy to damage pickups if you are not experienced at this. Mapdude's suggestion might be the way to go.
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 02:58:16 PM »
Thanks guys.[:D]

 After reading your posts and getting some other info from the net, I think the buying option will be the way to go. At least I can change back should I need to at a later date.





 

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007, 10:23:41 AM »
Check out this site http://store.guitarfetish.com/index.html
Cheap and have many good reviews
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 02:34:15 PM »
+1 on checking out Guitarfetish.com...I looked into potting the pickups on my HB35 and covering the humbucker on my Squier '51. All the research I did convinced me it's a better move just swapping out the pickups.2005 Oscar Schmidt OE30
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2007, 10:57:30 AM »
....you could always put covers on with GOOP.....a thick, clear adhesive.....good stuff, GOOP.............
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2007, 09:20:29 PM »
Yeah, I haven't heard much about people melting pups, when putting on covers. The glue Idea is probably good. Aryldite stuff goes soft when you heat it slightly, which means you can still take it off if you don't like it. I too have thought about putting covers on one of my guitars, open pups just look so primative. Does anyone know where I could get covers for two singles and one humbucker?
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