#1
I have an Epiphone Dot (no need for Epi jokes) and it's got two covered Alnico Classic HBs
I was wondering if removing the chrome pickup cover from the bridge pickup would affect the sound at all
#2
no, but i dont think it will look what you tinhk its going to look like
Gear

Standard Epiphone LP W/Dimarzio Super 2's
1973 Ampeg VT-22

Fulltone Clyde
Ernie Ball VP Jr
Boss tu-2
Boss sd-1
Ehx Little Big Muff
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Boss eq-7
Ehx Memory Man
Digitech Delay X-series
Ehx Holy Grail
#3
Yes, it will brighten it up due to less capacitance (less overall metal mass).

It will most likely not look good under there... but you could give it a try. If its too ugly, just put the cover back on.

You may just need to wipe off the excess wax to clean it up.
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#4
if it does brighten the sound, turn you tone knob down and that should help a little bit
Gear

Standard Epiphone LP W/Dimarzio Super 2's
1973 Ampeg VT-22

Fulltone Clyde
Ernie Ball VP Jr
Boss tu-2
Boss sd-1
Ehx Little Big Muff
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Boss eq-7
Ehx Memory Man
Digitech Delay X-series
Ehx Holy Grail
#5
i just tried taking my epiphone pups chrome cover and its not a cover its part of the pichup so no game
Gear

Standard Epiphone LP W/Dimarzio Super 2's
1973 Ampeg VT-22

Fulltone Clyde
Ernie Ball VP Jr
Boss tu-2
Boss sd-1
Ehx Little Big Muff
Fulltone Ultimate Octave
Boss eq-7
Ehx Memory Man
Digitech Delay X-series
Ehx Holy Grail
#7
Why would you melt the wax?

You just desolder the cover and pull it off, then wipe off the excess wax.

If you melt the wax, it will need to be re-potted. Otherwise you will loosen up some parts in the pickup and it will make microphonic noises and possibly feedback a lot.
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#8
It'll brighten it up a bit and make it crisper and cleaner (hence metal players love open coils).

It's not as simple as WIPING the excess wax off. You'll have to SCRAPE it off.

To remove the cover, desolder it at the bottom (harder than it sounds; the cover acts a a giant heatsink) and remove it. Underneath it, the bobbins will be encased in a solid block of wax. Get a plastic scraper or something (NOT a knife!!) and scrape it off.

Viola!
#9
from what ive heard, it really isnt that noticable of a difference....

and +1 to invader jim's removal process
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#11
Sorry, didn't stress how much of a pain in the butt the wax can be. But you surely don't want to melt it to get it off.

I was concerned he may scrape it off and ruin the windings.
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