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Hey, thinking about changing the pickupcovers on my new jem10th to black, so I can play it without worriing about tearing on the chrome. Can I buy just new pickup covers or do I have to buy the pickup itself ????
 

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Only the single coil is a cover, the buckers are chromed bobbins.
 

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Replacing just the pickup covers ??

Which means I will have to buy new humbuckers ??
Hmmmm....
Not my idea of saving money !!
 

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If the original chrome is still perfect you'll be saving ALOT of money by not wearing any off.
 

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Rich, can't he check out the Jeannie Pickguards 'pickup covers' section?
I don't know much about these vinyl pickup covers for humbuckers, but they sound like a great alternative... esp. if you want to bring back the color in faded pink PAF-pros. Has anyone tried these out? How do they attach? Do they wear well?

-Ben
 

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They stick on with double sided tape, IMO a good way to ruin the chrome instatly (if you've ever tried to remove double sided tape)
 

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That's what I was worried about- I would never apply those to ANY Jem. . . I'd rather buy new pickups than "gum-up" the originals. And it's only a matter of time before they peel, right?
I had this hope that there wasn't an adhesive involved... that they snapped on or something. Too bad.

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thanks for the replies guys !
This means I will have to go for some new pickups.
I am gonna use my jem 10th as a "players guitar", and I rather just safely store the chrome pickups away before it`s too late.
- there goes another 300 $ !!
 

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The buckers should cost you half that. The single you only need a black cover for.
 

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Yeah, they should !!

Fact is, I`m living in Norway!! Dimarzios are not very cheap up here !!
Could try to buy them from USA, and ship them up here though,
- any advice on where to buy from ??
 

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you might want to try to use "rubber cement" or less abrasive type adhesive to glue the covers on. Double sided tape to me, seems like the least logical choice. You can change the middle cover and buy two black DiMarzios for about half of $300. Good luck... glen
 

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BronzeMan on 6:15 pm on Jan. 7, 2002
Yeah, they should !!

Fact is, I`m living in Norway!! Dimarzios are not very cheap up here !!
Could try to buy them from USA, and ship them up here though,
- any advice on where to buy from ??
Ebay.....great source for used p'ups like black evos.

J>:thumbsup:
 

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DAMN!! I never even THOUGHT of that!! Congrats Caprile, I think you solved the problem for bloaks that want to play their 10th's and JS90's!! Although you could peel it off the bass side while playing it couldn't hurt and will add alot of protection.
 

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Rich: are you serious or using extremely fine irony? if i'm right i finally can play my guitar without damaging the ultra exclusive pickups (V7-S1-V8) LOL
 

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I wouldn't be too worried about your V8 ;)

Spiro, nice tip also! These sound like great alternatives to those about to swap out their chromed pups just to be able to play their guitars.
 

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Where would be the best place to find silver / chrome looking cling vinyl?
Out,
GP
 
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