#1
...sorry... so I want to put pickup covers on my les paul classic. do i really need to solder them on, I slid them on and they seem fine as is. no I'm not wax-potting them either
thanks for the help
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no pics?
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sorry title was just attention getter.... oh the guitar, no pics there either.
#5
You should wax pot them and solder them .
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You didn't need the misleading title, you could of just asked, several people would of answered you anyways.
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Quote by protech487
...sorry... so I want to put pickup covers on my les paul classic. do i really need to solder them on, I slid them on and they seem fine as is. no I'm not wax-potting them either
thanks for the help

grrr...
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anyway...
yes, it's best to solder them on...
but you could use tape or something if you want to be cheap...
as long as nobody knows except you...

soldering has greater advantages though, other than cosmetic reasons...
eddie currents in the metal warms up the sound...

EDIT: i'm assuming the pickups covers aren't plastic...
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There really was no need for the title but well it cool how many people acully clicked on it like me lol.
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#11
The metal covers also function as a proper shield for the pickup, pulling hum to ground. If they are not soldered on, there may not be a good connection.

If you tape/glue/etc... then you should make sure at least one point is making a good metal on metal connection to ground the cover to the baseplate of the pickup.
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#14
haha like someone said above, properly ground them ensures that everything is grounded which is completly necessary... it might still work without it but you might get an audible hum because of it...

Next about the wax potting... this prevent feedback. If the vibrations from your string and the vibrations from the sound waves from the amp reach the covers your gonna get some nasty feedback... If your gonna put covers on your pups, dont half ass it, ull regret it later
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