I own a Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and it came with the silver covers over the pickups. Is there any way of removing the covers to give the open coil look to my guitar, or is the cover part of the actual pick up? Will i have to get new pick ups to give this look?

You can remove the covers. You'll need to take off the strings, unscrew the pickups, and desolering them from the pots couldn't hurt.

Then you may need to cut the solder that holds the cover to the base of the pickup. Then you'll want to carefully remove the wax from the pickup. Not all of it, but just get rid of the visible stuff.
Will says:
- SmarterChild - says:
I don't know if I can help it.

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