Make sure the pickup cover fits your pickup! It should fit snugly but easily over the pickup, and the pole pieces should fit right through the holes. Not all humbuckers are the same size, so be certain you have the right cover before you proceed. If you have a good fit, pull the cover off the pickup and proceed.
Do wood pickup covers affect tone?
Wood covers have zero effect on the tone of your instrument.
Do humbucker covers need holes?
As far as using the no-hole cover, it won’t be any different than using the hole variety, except you will lose the ability to fine tune your polepiece height. I installed some no hole covers on my sister’s SG some years back, in fact the same Allparts ones you are looking at.
Do covers on humbuckers make a difference?
When it comes to tonal differences, covered pickups generally sound warmer and darker due to the silver nickel covers screening the coils decreasing some high-end frequencies. Whereas, uncovered or open-coil humbucker pickups produce a brighter, focused, and slightly more defined tone.
Why do humbuckers have covers?
Not many players seem to know, but the silver nickel covers protecting the humbuckers plays a role in removing hum and noise from the guitar. The nickel cover essentially shields the pickups and guitar from a pesky airborne noise known as Radio Frequency Interference.
Do pickup covers do anything?
Yes, the covers make a huge difference in what comes out of the amplifier! If you have already taken them off, you may have noticed that the pickups sound more aggressive this way. Those metal (nickel or chrome-plated brass) pickup covers affect the pickup by yielding a more “flat response,” for lack of a better term.
Are pickup covers necessary?
The covers are there to keep stuff from getting into the pickups and corroding the wire. If your pickups are not wax-potted exposing them will cause the wiring to break down over years and the pickups will have to be rewound.
Do pickup covers need the holes?
Plastic covers generally have no holes. Metal can either have holes or not. Dont even try to drill your covers. But, you can replace the poles with black ones (or just paint the ones you’ve got).