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Unread 07-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Exclamation Influence of pickup covers

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I have a Schecter Damien 7 guitar and I want some new pickups in it. The stock pickups are EMG Hz and I'm not realy satisfied with it..
I'm planning new pickups, may be active, but I think passive at the moment. When the EMG's are going to be replaced by the passive pickups, a gap is left and I don't like this of course.. This problem can be solved by using pick up covers over the passive pickup. Has this an inlfuence on the behaviour of the pickup. I'm planning to use plastic covers..

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Unread 07-23-2012, 03:15 AM   #2
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Pickups are magnets.

Magnets are not affected by plastic.

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Pickups are magnets.

Magnets are not affected by plastic.

Science is a beautiful thing.
Actually, most plastics are diamagnetic and have some effect on dampening magnetic fields. This can result in a varied effect depending on the material used, thickness, and how powerful both fields are.

Not a whole lot of change, but some (on some measurable level), yes.

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I have Nickel covers in my pickups, don't know if it changes anything, but they sound great


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This is what it boils down to
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Just gonna say here if you are at all interested in covered lundgrens, your hight adjustment will be limited lsightly on how close you can get to the strings due to a couple mm of plastic(as opposed to their uncovered versions). Something to think about. Although, being passives, they will probably not sound much better so close to the strings anyways. The covered M8's I have sound very very good btw.
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Actually, most plastics are diamagnetic and have some effect on dampening magnetic fields. This can result in a varied effect depending on the material used, thickness, and how powerful both fields are.

Not a whole lot of change, but some (on some measurable level), yes.

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It was my understanding that the plastic used to case pickups doesn't influence the EMF, helping to eliminate eddy currents?

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I have Nickel covers in my pickups, don't know if it changes anything, but they sound great


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Yeah, apparently those should have less highs but neither can I hear a recognizable difference, at least based on some low quality YouTube clips.
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