#1
What are the tonal difference in having pickups with covers or without them? Like, for the sake of discussion, two of the same pickup. On has a cover, the other doesnt. Im very curious. Thanks!!!
#2
Physically, there'll be a cover in the way so you won't be able to raise it as high. Tonally, from what I remember of what the maker of Bareknuckle Pickups has said, that the cover ever so slightly softens the highs. That makes them ever so slightly warmer.

It makes sense if you think about it. Bass frequencies power through things, but higher frequencies are far more easily blocked. I haven't actually heard proper comparisons, so that's just what my knowledge of sound and a pickup maker tells me.
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#4
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Physically, there'll be a cover in the way so you won't be able to raise it as high. Tonally, from what I remember of what the maker of Bareknuckle Pickups has said, that the cover ever so slightly softens the highs. That makes them ever so slightly warmer.

It makes sense if you think about it. Bass frequencies power through things, but higher frequencies are far more easily blocked. I haven't actually heard proper comparisons, so that's just what my knowledge of sound and a pickup maker tells me.


They do have an effect on the Highs, Tim compensates this by wiring it slightly different



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#5
Not a very noticable effect unless you're really anal about it. But covers tend to soften highs by a tiny bit.

Personally, I prefer non covered. Ain't nothing' like '57 Classic Zebras.
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#6
I've heard the same things - you can get more volume without a cover because you can raise the pickup closer to the strings, and the cover slightly softens the highs. But we're talking minute differences here. It's not like a radical change in tone. Most people probably wouldn't even notice a difference.
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