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Offline Lelik

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What happens if I put a cover on a blade pickup?
« on: March 12, 2019, 12:24:12 pm »
I'd like to know if you have any experience about covering a twin blade pickup (like the Chopper) with a plastic cover that is completely closed, I mean without the usual 2 cuttings of a standard pickup plastic cover with the two blades coming out.
I have a guitar with 2 nice pickup covers (similar to wood) and I'd like to keep them, putting a new pickup under them. I'd like to try the Satch Track in the bridge and the Fast Track 1 in the neck position.

Because of this closed covers, I guess that the pickup could be a little farer from the strings, even if I will remove its standard plastic cover (the one with Dimarzio logo on it), because with it, the pickup would be a little too large to fit into my "wood-colored" covers.

Do you know what impact I could have on the sound with a closed cover made of plastic?

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Re: What happens if I put a cover on a blade pickup?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 03:16:42 pm »
The only thing that might happen is that you might lose some output as the pickup would end up being a bit further away from the strings. The plastic shouldn't affect much else.
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