#1
do pickup covers affect tone? ive noticed some open coil pickups sound better to me than ones with nickel or gold covers. is this a coincidence? do the covers affect anything in any way?
#2
theyre just different pickups sometimes, you can buy covers that slip over open coils (get them on the right way :P my friend put them on the wrong way round and it looks retarded) and i dont think they affect the tone.
#3
I suppose theoretically they could, but probably not in a noticeable way. I hope they don't anyway, I like covered pickups
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#4
If you took two pickups that were exactly the same except one was covered and one was it, the covered one would be a little less hot and have a little less highs (although that really depends more on what material it's being covered with).

In any event, it isn't really noticeable tone-wise; It's more of an aesthetic decision.
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#5
My friend just bought an Epiphone standard, would he be able to take off the pickup covers to show the open coils?
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#6
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My friend just bought an Epiphone standard, would he be able to take off the pickup covers to show the open coils?

Yeah, they are just soldered on.
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#7
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My friend just bought an Epiphone standard, would he be able to take off the pickup covers to show the open coils?


Yea, but be very careful.
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#8
where do you buy these pickups covers from? my guitar shows those little metallic dots and i want them to look more covered like an EMG pickup sorta. link me link me link me
#9
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where do you buy these pickups covers from? my guitar shows those little metallic dots and i want them to look more covered like an EMG pickup sorta. link me link me link me


You want to be able to adjust your pole pieces.
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