I wanna paint it all black. I've seen some coloured pickups around....
As long as the paint has no metal in it, it won't affect its magnetic field, so it should be fine.
you might want to use water color paint there and DEFINETLY take off the pickups before you paint them, paint has salt therefore it will eat away the wires.
Im using spray paint. Im gonna mask my whole bass and just spray it over the pickups lightly.
why not just take off the p/u covers and spray them, opposed to the possibility of screwing with the magnetic field on the actual pickups? the upside is that you'd get to sand the paint or buff it perhaps, to get it lookin' good.
The pickups will look like Sheeit when you're done. I haven't seen one done well yet.
My pickups covers are already black, I just want the it to look non-existant against my black pickguard but the magnets are in the way.
They will play fine with paint on them, just do your best to make it look nice.