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Matt15
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Joined: 01 Sep 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:14 am    Post subject: Love rock pick ups Reply with quote

Hi can somebody tell me how to take the covers off the pickups on my new tokailove rock please
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Paladin2019
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Joined: 06 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Novosel
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Steve250SWB
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Joined: 25 May 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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peacock72
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's supposed to make the tone a bit brighter without the covers.
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Matt15
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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peacock72
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Matt15
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But can the wax be taken off ??
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lasher
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:47 am    Post subject: uhhh Reply with quote

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