Covered pickups or naked pickups?

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by Eddie kim, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. ESPImperium

    ESPImperium New Member

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  2. tedtan

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    Anything but a squabbin.
     
  3. mookyshoots

    mookyshoots Mom always told me I was special

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    Covered. Raw covers to be exact. If they start looking too worn, you can just take a 3M pad to them and clean them right back up and creates a cool pattern if you crisscross from E to E.
     
  4. Don

    Don New Member

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    Aesthetically, I prefer covered pickups. Back in the '70s, we used to remove the covers from our humbucking pickups on our Gibsons because we read that they would sound better. But ya know, they didn't really. Yeah, the extra row of bobbins were exposed, but an adjustment of the amp levels the field.
     
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  5. Tele295

    Tele295 Maluhia

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    I like the covers
     
  6. JJJ

    JJJ asleep

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    nickel covers for the tone.... and unpolished for aesthetics
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Depends on the finish...Both...definitely both.
     
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  8. Birdsofprey

    Birdsofprey Fly birdies fly!

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    Uncovered, zebra in the treble position, I know not in a Squabbin.
     
  9. helmi

    helmi single & satin

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    Squabbin's look so cool. regret selling my 57/08 set. covered or uncovered, doesn't really matter, as long as their NOT zebra!
     
  10. pgj

    pgj New Member

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    Love naked pickups, particularly the SE two tone. I like the look of mechanical things (I put in locking tuners with exposed gears also). I just like to see stuff.
     
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  11. PDC

    PDC I'll be right back...

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    I'm not sure which one I like best. But I decided to put covers on this one.
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  12. Turkeyhead

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    I prefer covered. In my opinion, with the type of amps and sounds I like, covered or naked sound difference is negligible so it’s more or less aesthetic. I do like the look of squabbins for uncovered. Although, I have at least one guitar in each variant. If I’m putting pickups in a guitar they will be covered.
     
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  13. Jose Martin

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    Is safe and possible remove the cover ?:eek:
     
  14. merciful-evans

    merciful-evans Portsmouth uk

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    yes
     
  15. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Naked, preferably zebra.
     
  16. ViperDoc

    ViperDoc Plugged In.

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  17. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Zebras definitely are cool

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  18. markd21

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    I like the brushed covers the most. But, the squabbins are cool too.
     
  19. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    I think I’m getting old because I’m digging the gold vibes...
     
  20. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    That’s such a cool top!
     
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