I put pickup covers on my SE (pics included)

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  1. Mr.Koozie

    Mr.Koozie New Member

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    I wanted to dress up my new SE Custom 24 a little so I bought some sliver plated nickel covers from Philadelphia Luthier Tools's website. Shipping was fast. The sizes are 50 mm and 52 mm. I wondered whether or not I would like them with the existing black mounting rings but I think it looks fine since there is black in other places on the guitar. These photos were the best I could get with the dreary weather we're having. I just couldn't get some decent lighting. It was a fun project and my first time soldering. Let me know what you think.

    I used these instructions as my guide for both determining the correct size to order and for installing. I think this guy covered everything:





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    sleary New Member

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    Very nice ...
     
  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You did a great job!
     
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    bricel24 New Member

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    Looks good! Anything you notice different how it sounds?
     
  5. TroyBaer

    TroyBaer Really knows where his towel is.

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  6. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    Covers improve the looks on those nicely.
     
  7. Mr.Koozie

    Mr.Koozie New Member

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    I haven't noticed any difference.
     
  8. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    The covers look great on that guitar!
     
  9. Jvstrat

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    Nice work. Looks Great, making me wonder if I should cover the zebra pick ups on my new Floyd se. ;)
     
  10. Mr.Koozie

    Mr.Koozie New Member

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    That's a tough one. I've seen the pic of your new guitar and it looks sweet with the zebra pickups. But they might look nice with covers too. Tough decision. The good thing is, it's a reversible mod.
     
  11. Jvstrat

    Jvstrat New Member

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    Very true, yours looks better with covers for sure.
     
  12. Howlingmine

    Howlingmine New Member

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    +10

    All zebras should die a fiery death. I'll NEVER understand the appeal of them.

    I installed maple rings stained to match the binding and brushed nickel covers on my 2012 Custom 24 SE and it looks AMAZING.
     
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  13. markintime

    markintime Wood Grain Devotee

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    Agreed. My 2013 has the Dark Charcoal finish and, when I can, I will probably do the same. But I think I would like the black rings and black covers if I can find them. Don't understand whitish rings, don't like the contrast. Makes it look cheap, IMO.

    Will likely change out the rings on my PG as well as the toggle tip.
     
  14. jimistephen

    jimistephen New Member

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    I'm starting to like Mojotone. I watched a bunch of their videos the other day about upgrading the magnets on a cheap strat and was thinking of doing that to mine. Fluff (Ryan Bruce) from you tube talks about them a lot and reviewed one of their amps he has (the British 800) and it sounded nice.
     
  15. Jvstrat

    Jvstrat New Member

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    Can you post a pic? I would love to see how that looks.
     
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    Great job
     
  17. Chiliphil1

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    I like the zebras :vroam:
     
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    Awesome job. Did mine too. Thread on general discussion some where. Look a lot better covered than the zebra pups.
     
  19. Duffy

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    I'd like to see those pictures as well.
     
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