59/09 pup ?

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  1. helmi

    helmi single&swampy

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    I've had 59/09 UN-covered pups before, but never covered. thinking about a set of covered. can anyone who's heard both tell me the tone differance's.
     
  2. vchizzle

    vchizzle Birdman.

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    I've only had uncovered as well. I'd imagine it's about the same as other pickups though. Slightly less open and a tad more subdued? That may sound negative to the covered pickup fans...so maybe a touch warmer with little of the high end attack rolled off?
     
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  3. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Coral Sky Music was great to deal with when I was wanting a covered 59/09 treble p/u (they're also the only place to get them new with covers). I put it in my Satin 22 S2, and had a couple of other pickups covered and uncovered in that guitar, and don't feel that the covers made a huge difference, although I didn't specifically A/B a covered vs uncovered 59:09.
     
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  4. Stoptail22

    Stoptail22 Infected with PRS

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    I have both sets, and they really sound different, not huge, but different. To illustrate that, here are the DC values of my sets:

    covered 59/09: 8,23 kOhm resp. 9,26 kOhm
    uncovered 59/09: 8,07 kOhm resp. 9,55 kOhm
     
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  5. helmi

    helmi single&swampy

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  6. Stoptail22

    Stoptail22 Infected with PRS

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    Inspired by your question, i grabbed the guitars with the different 59/09 sets to listen for audible differences regardless of any technical issues. I must tell you that the covered set sounds brighter than the uncovered one.

    Too bright for my ears, so I lowered the pole pieces (one full turn) and now i'm happy with it. @helmi, thank you for pointing me to that issue.
     
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  7. helmi

    helmi single&swampy

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    your welcome. glad I could inspire someone, instead of frustrating them.
     

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