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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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removing humbucker cover Dimarzio

Hi, need help.
anybody actually ever happen to remove the silly cover on the dimarzio pandemonium, sonic ecstacy, and so on?
What beneath the cover? is it a normal open coil humbucker?
I understand that somehow the cover was soldered to the base plate, is it safe to remove that damn cover?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-08-2019, 04:30 AM
 
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Yes you can remove the cover if you can get rid of the solder, people have been removing the covers from their Gibson pickups for years to get more output from them.
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Hi, need help.
anybody actually ever happen to remove the silly cover on the dimarzio pandemonium, sonic ecstacy, and so on?
What beneath the cover? is it a normal open coil humbucker?
I understand that somehow the cover was soldered to the base plate, is it safe to remove that damn cover?
Its usually not a problem at all. But I have seen (only twice) where the covers were glued or hot glued underneath & yes from factory. One was a bit of a mess to cleanup. The other just peeled off and I heard it was to prevent the covers which were specific to those pickups vibrating and making noise so if you put the covers back on, you need to hot glue them again.
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Re: removing humbucker cover Dimarzio

OK, thanks guys.
There is pandemonium on sale locally, I'm toying with idea to remove the cover and leave it open cream coils.
Would be great for my future RG 550DX.
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Re: removing humbucker cover Dimarzio

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Yes you can remove the cover if you can get rid of the solder, people have been removing the covers from their Gibson pickups for years to get more output from them.
I thought the problem was that the cover would make the guitar squeal a lot...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2019, 02:28 AM
 
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Re: removing humbucker cover Dimarzio

I've only tried removing a cover once and I ruined the pickup somehow. Its was a Dimarzio D-Activator and it just wouldn't fit in the guitar I was trying to put it in with the cover on. I got the solder off which was tricky but then yes it was also glued to the pickup. I managed to get it off, but then I threw the pickup on a meter and it was dead...registered fine before I messed with it. So be careful, good luck!
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