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Matt15
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Love rock pick ups

Post by Matt15 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:14 am

Hi can somebody tell me how to take the covers off the pickups on my new tokailove rock please

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Post by Paladin2019 » Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:02 pm

You have to unsolder the two contact points on the bridge plate and then they just slide off. Use solder-absorbant braiding.

But it's quite easy to irreversibly mess up, so your best bet is to take it to a pro.

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Post by Novosel » Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:13 am

I've used a fairly low-tech approach to cover removal on all the humbucker-equipped guitars I've owned. I score the soft solder joint several times with a utility knife until I can break the connection with gentle prying. Takes about two minutes, and the cover can be snapped back on again and it will hold tight.

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Post by Steve250SWB » Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:49 am

I KNOW its been covered before, but can somebody enlighten me with the latest thinking on what difference taking the covers off humbuckers makes to the sound. I'm a tinkerer, and the weekend is coming up ;-)

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Post by peacock72 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:11 pm

It's supposed to make the tone a bit brighter without the covers.

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Post by Matt15 » Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:37 am

I took my covers off and they were wax dipped pick-ups underneath is there any way to get reid of the wax??

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Post by peacock72 » Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:48 pm

You might want to leave the wax there if you play with a fair amount of gain. The wax keeps the pickups from squeeling with higher gain tones.

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Post by Matt15 » Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:48 am

But can the wax be taken off ??

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uhhh

Post by lasher » Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:47 am

your question should read, "can the wax be safely removed"...no. it requires heat, sustained heat.

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