I bit the bullet and did it (burnt chrome content)

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  1. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Some of you may have seen my thread about having two spare pickup covers since I took them off my Vintage LP copy. They were rather cheap, overly shiny covers that made the guitar look pretty tacky, and it looks about £500 more expensive now they're off :lol:

    So yeah, I had these covers lying around.

    One of them I spent the best part of an hour vigorously attacking with sandpaper, to try and get the sheen off them. It sort of worked, but a lot of the chrome plating came off, leaving the bronze-coloured metal underneath exposed. That's a work in progress, more pics may follow.

    I didn't want to do the same to the other one, so I turned on the gas hob and got some pliers out...

    This is what the covers looked like on my Vintage:

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    You'll note that they were very, very shiny.

    Now, here's what one of them looks like on my Dean, after a session of being burnt to shit:

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    Now, here's what it looks like with some direct light on it:

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    I'm pretty damned happy with it :D
     
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  2. MAGGOTBRAIN

    MAGGOTBRAIN ?

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    Not too bad at all...I plan on trying this too. Approximate time you had it in the flame?
     
  3. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    It took about twenty minutes. Might cook it some more today, it looks just a little too subtle.
     
  4. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Did the second cover, having scraped a lot of chrome plating off it already - I think it was brass or copper underneath, and it turned out looking quite cool when it burned:

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    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    Looks pretty damn cool from my angle. I think both covers add a lot of character to the guitar.
     
  6. Davey

    Davey SS.org Regular

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    That looks cool man. Will it rust or am I wrong?
     
  7. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Shouldn't do, I guess.
     
  8. asher

    asher So Did We

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    I really like that bridge cover :yesway:
     
  9. VBCheeseGrater

    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    Looks cool, I think if both covers looked like the bridge, it would be even cooler
     

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