#1
i'm thinking of getting a duncan invader, but i like the look of pickup covers.


do they affect the tone, or the magnetic ability of the pickup, especially such a hot one?
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#2
Actually if i remember right they warp the tone a little. I dont remember exactly but they do change it a little.

Edit: Thanks to Fletch from another forum

Quote by Fletch (From Another Forum)
Yes, it affects the tone. The guitar will have a bit less interference
between the strings and the magnetics thereby making for a bit more
meat to the sound.

But remember, too, that how your adjustable poles and the distance the
pickups are from the strings will also have a real affect as well.
When you move the poles and the pickup itself, you are changing the
affect of the magnetic field interaction with the strings, and that
affects the sound -- and tone -- you will get out of the guitar as
much as the materials the guitar is built from (but materials having a
bit less of an influence when distortion and extreme volume are
preferred).

People often think no covers will do nothing to alter the tone, but
that is based on ignorance of magnetic fields and the like. The
difference may be subtle to most people, but to those who can hear
such things and prefer the covers off sound, it does matter. Other
people simply use the instrument as it was outfitted, with or without
the covers, oblivious to any differences at all.

And, truth be told, if you're running your guitar heavily distorted or
extremely loud, the distortion and/or tone shaping you do will have
more noticeable affect and probably over ride the cover issue
altogether anyway.

So, given that you run your sound in that fashion, it becomes an
aesthetic issue more than anything else.

--Fletch
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#3
yeah theyre supposed to round off the top end a bit. But you can get bright or dark humbuckers anyway so one with a cover might be brighter than another without . . .

I wouldn't worry about it though. I dislike uncovered 'buckers ^^


edit: truly owned by the above post
#4
Aww dont worry shoolocomous. You were right though. You get the pickup over what it sounds like not by if it has a cover or not. And yeah, rounds off the sharpness and highs a little. More "Rounded" tone. Explains why they are always on les pauls.
#5
why do all/most EMGs have covers than if it affects the sound? if someone is looking for that more high output, sharp tone, why keep the covers?


EDIT:


nevermind, just read about the epoxy setting and damaging the pickup if the cover is removed.
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