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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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tape behind pickup?

The previous owner must have put it on, theres a piece of electrical tape behind my single coil on my Ibanez Jem, it is covering the magnets from the back... what is it for?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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Re: tape behind pickup?

Peel it off and see what falls out.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-24-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Re: tape behind pickup?

Thats where you hide the bees. Steve has it on his pickups too.
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Re: tape behind pickup?

It was probably an attempt to cut back on micophonic feedback as the electrical tape is some sort of insulator. No idea how effective it is though.
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Re: tape behind pickup?

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Peel it off and see what falls out.
Hear hear!

you can sometimes get an electric-sounding click when your finger touches the polepiece on a pickup - perhaps this was happening and the previous owner assumed it was happening because the polepieces may have been touching the shielding paint in the cavity.....

.... otherwise I go with the bees too ..........
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