#1
Hey all,

I was wondering If it would be possible to take an Open humbucker... and maybe buy a cover for it so it would appear like a closed humbucker... I have opens on my Dean ML and was wondering if I could just buy a cover and out it on?

Thansk alot,

Joe
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#2
Yes you just by a cover and solder/glue it over the original pup




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#3
what is the difference in sound without the covers? because the humbuckers on my SG don't have the covers on them.
#4
There was a thread about this before.

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#5
I dont want it for the sound lol, i dont even know if there is a sound difference, i want it cos it looked better than an open coil humbucker
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#6
well i heard that without the covers it has a more thrashy aggressive sound to it. i just wasn't sure if that was true or not.
#7
It makes a TINY difference to your tone. The covers actually have a marginal noise-cancelling effect, so open coils will sound slightly harsher than covered. If you're going to cover open pickups with metal covers, you'll need to wax-pot the pickups, to prevent microphonic feedback. The wax-potting is an absolute MUST, so if you can't do that, don't bother.
#8
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It makes a TINY difference to your tone. The covers actually have a marginal noise-cancelling effect, so open coils will sound slightly harsher than covered. If you're going to cover open pickups with metal covers, you'll need to wax-pot the pickups, to prevent microphonic feedback. The wax-potting is an absolute MUST, so if you can't do that, don't bother.


Whats Wax-potting? (sorry for the noob question, i'm new to modding)
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#9
its when u fill the pup with wax to prevent microphonic feedback.
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#10
^It involves dipping the pickup in hot wax, to fill the air pockets with wax, so nothing moves around and causes feedback.

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well i heard that without the covers it has a more thrashy aggressive sound to it. i just wasn't sure if that was true or not.

Not true. Taking off the covers is supposed to give a little more high end back.
#11
^but if u can notice that little bit of high-end, you probably have a dog's hearing......its really not much at all

EDIT: TS- o and when u do this, be sure not to leave the pup in too long, cause u will melt the pup...
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#14
If the cover doesnt move, which you would imagine it wont (or if its made out of a material other than metal) then it wont affect sound other than slightly decreasing current out and output by a fraction.

Its 99.9% cosmetic




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