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Old 02-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #1
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Pickup covers?

So i'm planning on getting some cheap black plastic covers over my pickups (humbuckers) cause it kinda looks weird uncovered. It doesnt say any sizes or anything so I dont know if theyre all the same size or what. Im also wondering if i have to set anything up with the pickups or electronics or something. And what do you do to put them on?
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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If they're plastic, you should be able to slide them on and glue them in place. You won't have to pot the pickups, because plastic covers are non-magnetic.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:01 PM   #3
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So us pictures or the link to these plastic covers, cause typically you can't put solid covers over the open coil style humbuckers.
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:37 PM   #4
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well the pickups i have are rockfield mafias. they arent really open coil i guess because there are small black covers on each of the holes, but it still doesnt look right for me so i just want a plain black solid cover over it. And i heard you can attach with electrical tape? or is glue better?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:33 AM   #5
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well the pickups i have are rockfield mafias. they arent really open coil i guess because there are small black covers on each of the holes, but it still doesnt look right for me so i just want a plain black solid cover over it. And i heard you can attach with electrical tape? or is glue better?



There's only two styles of pickups, open coil, and covered, yours are open coil. The covers with holes in them are called bobbins, these can't be changed, unless you want to unwind the pickup, change them, then rewind the pickup.

Pickup covers wont fit over open coil pickups, unless they are designed for it, like most strat single coils have interchangeable covers. Unless your talking about like a half box type thing that just fits over the open coil humbucker and just sits in place.

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Old 02-14-2011, 05:43 AM   #6
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^They will fit... Humbucker covers slide right over the bobbins.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:14 AM   #7
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^They will fit... Humbucker covers slide right over the bobbins.


This.

Take a covered humbucker apart, and what do you find underneath? A regular humbucker. TADA
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:24 PM   #8
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http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:...sjSJ5T0B4isiX-j
thats the pickup and
http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/...PC-0303-023.jpg
Is what i want. So would this work? and how would it go on?
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