#1
im just a newbie and i need your help..i play metal,punk and screamo songs... im about to buy an electric guitar and but i am confused about the differen kinds of humbucker pickups..

i have seen a humbucker pickups that like have a "metalplate cover" just like usually in the les paul guitars and i want to know its difference from a normal humbucker pickups, and is it more suitable in playing metal,punk songs??
#2
the metal covers are just for decoration and maybe shielding.
whats your budget?
#3
Actually, the metal covers end up meaning the pickups lose some of the highs, it'll sound smoother and warmer.
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#4
Absolutely identical to humbuckers, the shielding can sometimes alter the sound a little but not noticeably unless you're an audiophile. Go for it, but I'd say anything with pickups covers generally isn't a guitar designed to play screamo and metal...
#5
The "metal plated" pickups are simply covered with nickel....when it comes down to it, it is only cosmetic. Sometimes uncovering a pickup can make it seem a little hotter, but in most cases, the difference is negligable.

Don't worry about swapping pickups....you're way to early in the game....get a guitar you like and will play, and go for it.
#6
The covers don't change the sound of your guitar (at least not noticeably.) Personally I just think they look better.
#7
Yea, basically just get any guitar which has humbuckers in it and which feels comfortable to you. Also, it may be advisable to get a guitar with a mahogany body - they tend to have a darker, warmer tone, more suitable for your style of music.
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