#1
I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.
#2
Near as I can tell, Buckethead has 3 white Les Pauls. 1 has HBs with a gold pickup covers, another has white pickup covers, and a third has uncovered pickups with a white housing.

Pretty much, the COLOR of the covers won't affect anything, but depending on the material, the covers themselves may affect the tone,
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#3
The white ones are carefully dried and molded Cheese Whiz, painted with a talc-in-epoxy base coat which is then baked in a 250 degree toaster oven for six hours. Very important to his toan.
#4
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.


The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?
#5
^ hahahahahahahahahaha

EDIT: seriously though i guess he just likes the colour. cons would be (assuming he actually painted it and didn't just get one which came with a white cover stock) that you're going to struggle to sell it later
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#6
I have only seen buckethead with either double white uncovered pickups or double black pickups. No covers.


Even still, white covers are easy to find. If you just search white pickup or white humbucker cover it's literally the first link.
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#7
dspellman Haha, yes! I've been a fan of Buckethead so the mask and KFC bucket aren't that shocking anymore.
#9
Pickup covers can be powder coated in virtually any color. They can also be anodized in a wide variety of colors.
Bobbin covers are available in a ton of different colors (including white), and some pickup builders have the actual bobbins available in colors.
#10
I think you're mistaking white plastic uncovered pickups for a white painted pickup cover.
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#11
Vampire_State no, I'm not. If you look at the pickups on the "Best Live Version" of Soothsayer on youtube, his neck pickup is painted. I'm not that new to guitar.
#12
Tony Done on youtube, search up Soothsayer live, the video is uploaded by fallios. "Best Live Version"
#13
This'n?


If so, those don't look covered to me.
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#16
The bobbins are the plastic spools onto which the coil wire is wound, and what you see in the vid are two side-by-side, in typical humbucker configuration. The standard colour is black, but they are made in other colours. Here are some examples:

https://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1366&bih=643&q=coloured+humbuckers&oq=coloured+humbuckers&gs_l=img.12...885.7621.0.9898.19.13.0.6.0.0.238.1918.0j1j8.9.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..4.8.1715...0j0i30k1j0i8i30k1j0i24k1.SGJscKBdh88