#1
I now know that some pickup covers will strip your guitar of it's brightness...

so the question is:
-are there covers that don't compromise tone? different metals? thickness? coating?

Thanks,
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#2
nickel silver (what most covers are made of) do not affect the magnetic fields of your pickups and do not really affect tone.
#3
I agree. Pickup covers should be non-ferrous, which will have no impact on tone. If the pickup cover were made of ferrous metal, it would have a huge impact on your tone - as in you'd have no sound at all.
#4
how about the plating? I've heard that electroplated finishes can rob your guitar's tone too
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#5
i know removing the pickup covers on most cheap humbuckers tends to give a little bit of extra life in the usually muddy top end, but generally the covers on good quality humbuckers won't make enough of a difference that it'd be worth taking the covers off for.
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Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#6
Quote by Blompcube
i know removing the pickup covers on most cheap humbuckers tends to give a little bit of extra life in the usually muddy top end, but generally the covers on good quality humbuckers won't make enough of a difference that it'd be worth taking the covers off for.


+1

most noticeable if at all, when played through a quality amp.
Jenneh

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