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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question about metal pickup covers

My pick keeps scrapping the pickups when i play thus creating scratches on the plastic part of the pickup, so i am planning to get 2 metal pickup humbucker covers (gibson lookalike ones) My question is, how do they stay with the pickup and don't fall off? From the pictures i've seen on e bay, you just slot them in basically, what are the chances of them falling out? I mean i don't see any clip that is clips on to the base of the pickup or is there suppose to be some?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 02:46 PM
 
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You solder them to the back of the pickup, not only to keep them on, but to establish a strong ground. I tin (thin coat of solder) the back edge of the pickup first, but do not tin the cover. It will be harder to get it on, and a solder burr can scrape and cut your coil wires on the way down. You might have to sand/grind the inside edge of the cover to accept solder, and you will need a strong iron since the heat dissipates along the baseplate and cover very quickly.
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You solder them to the back of the pickup, not only to keep them on, but to establish a strong ground. I tin (thin coat of solder) the back edge of the pickup first, but do not tin the cover. It will be harder to get it on, and a solder burr can scrape and cut your coil wires on the way down. You might have to sand/grind the inside edge of the cover to accept solder, and you will need a strong iron since the heat dissipates along the baseplate and cover very quickly.
Ah thanks... well that sucks then, you gotta solder them on, shame there isn't ones that you can just clip on to the base of the pickup and then you can just play
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 04:55 PM
 
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I've heard of guys just slipping them on, and if it's a snug fit, they just play it that way.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've heard of guys just slipping them on, and if it's a snug fit, they just play it that way.
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Well hmm i might just buy a set and see how it goes, thanks for the help
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