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les_paul  
9 Apr 2008 14:38 | Quote
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Does it effect the sound of your guitar to have the covers over the humbuckers. I was thinking about taking them off if it would make my guitar sound better.
EMB5490  
9 Apr 2008 14:47 | Quote
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covers?
Nutter166  
9 Apr 2008 14:50 | Quote
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hmm I don't think so, I think it would improve the sound as there normally all metal and they touch the poles of the hums allowing a bigger surface area (This is just from looking at them, I've never used one or read up on the difference) But I just think the covers look kick ass :)
les_paul  
9 Apr 2008 14:54 | Quote
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I agree I like the way they look, but if it would make my guitar sound better I was going to take them off. I can see what you are saying and it makes sense.

@EMB
The covers over the humbuckers, look at my guitar on the pic. posts.
Doz  
9 Apr 2008 15:57 | Quote
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I don't think it has *much* effect. I've never heard about it changing the sound - and yeah, they do look nice covered.
Skold  
9 Apr 2008 16:11 | Quote
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@emb

He means the plate covers that you often see on the pickups.


Example:




See that little thing over the pickups? That's a cover.

les_paul  
9 Apr 2008 18:29 | Quote
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This is total off the topic but I didn't want to start another forum. If I wanted to upgrade my humbuckers what would be the best choice for rock? My guitar has Alnico Classic Humbuckers.
Skold  
9 Apr 2008 18:34 | Quote
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I hear good things about Seymour Duncans...
EMB5490  
9 Apr 2008 18:36 | Quote
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seymour (butts lol) duncans are gr8, but alnico classic are good also
Skold  
9 Apr 2008 18:39 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
seymour (butts lol) duncans are gr8, but alnico classic are good also


Who's Seymour butts?

No body's seen more butts than you, uncle tony!
league  
9 Apr 2008 22:02 | Quote
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I dont know about the covers. I dont think it makes a difference. Seymour Duncans are good. Combine them with a Marshall tube or Peavey even Vox and your sound is complete. At least it would for me.
Cata34  
9 Apr 2008 22:49 | Quote
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Ya i'm almost positive the covers make no difference.
Guitarslinger124  
10 Apr 2008 00:51 | Quote
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they dont...if anything taking them off will help your sound....unless you have a semi-hollow body...because the covers can actually vibrate and screw with your tone. so just makes sure they are on tight if you leave them on. if youve got a semihollow id leave them on, because the more mass the guitar has the bigger the sound.


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