#2
ummm its probably there to protect the internal pre-amp. and you cant remove them without damaging the pickup itself
#4
yeh esepcially when you start to paint over the pickup cover (Jackson) then it looks real nice. but you can get them in different colours i do believe.....just gotta paint over them
#6
yah ive seen that on jackson custom shop guitars. where they paint over the emgs, beautiful.
[img]http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9672/stevevaisigver24vf.jpg[/img]
Just an influence.