- Guitar Humbucker Pickup Cover
- Made in
- NON-plated raw nickel-silver cover. Not all humbucker covers are made of nickel-silver. Pickup covers made of nickel silver are the most transparent sounding.
- This is a raw bare nickel-silver pickup cover that
donot come polished. May show minor scuffs and scratches. One of the pictures shows a sample a sample partially buffed with a buffing wheel.
- Great way to get that aged look
- 49.2mm E to e measured center to center pole spacing. Please verify this measurement before ordering.
- Overall dimensions are 2.75" x 1.5" x .635" (69.7mm x 38.1mm x 15.9mm)
- Qty 1 pickup cover
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I used these to add brushed covers to my Core PRS HFS and Vintage Bass pickups. I used gray non-woven abrasive to avoid steel wool filings and brushed in long strokes one direction. Turned out amazing! Keep in mind that these are 49.2, not 49, so check your spacing carefully. When in doubt, Google your specific models pole spacing.
Because these are non-plated, you may need some extra flux for soldering, and make sure you have plenty of heat. I used a dental pick to create some cross hatching inside for the solder to really grab on to and it worked like a charm. I did this change after a magnet swap and I'm loving everything about it!.
These were a perfect fit and have a beautiful raw finish that goes well with aged hardware!
These will NOT fit 49.2 mm Seymour Duncan humbuckers. the polepiece openings are off just enough so the screw polepieces can not be raised up through. If it's Duncans you're looking to cover, pass on these.
ADMIN - It is very important to measure your original pickups first. Seymour Duncan standard spacing is 49mm....not 49.2mm. Should fit either way since .2mm doesn't make much difference. Sounds like you have another spacing if the holes are not lining up enough to pass through pole holes in the covers.
I have had several pairs of these covers now which look suitably 'aged' without seeming to have been abused. Like nearly all humbucker covers (even Gibson do it now) the corners are a bit sharper than the originals but they fit well and easily.
I live in the UK and have found the sales service to be very fast and very efficient. I would not think twice before ordering more if the need arises.
Really happy with these. Was looking for a classic look for my Les Paul but not crazy relic'd, these covers were perfect. Fit like a glove and pretty well exactly as shown in the picture. Also the cheapest I've ever seen them, even with the exchange rate to Canada. Thanks.
I put this and the 52mm version of on a set of mid-to-late '80s PAF reissues that I'm putting in my SG project. When I got them in the mail I was I a little confused by the oily gunk on them, but it wiped off fairly easily. I decided to polish them with some Mother's Mag and Aluminum metal polish, and they came out beautifully. They were a perfect fit and look great, this along with the price and the fact that they're made in the USA, I couldn't be happier with them.
I bought these to put on an uncovered set of 1960's-era Patent Sticker Gibson humbuckers, and they fit so perfectly it was uncanny... They almost suctioned themselves onto the pickups when you press them on, so there aren't really any microphonic issues even sans wax-potting. Oh, and they look really cool too.
I keep buying these covers from Philadelphia Luthier Tools.Just another great product!
Fine steel wool shines these a bit, but the raw finish is good for pickups that need to look relic'd or used. Scuff up the inside with sandpaper, and you'll get an easy surface to solder, not even sure that's necessary but a force of habit for gold and chrome covers.
I made a set of humbuckers using all USA parts - long legged baseplates and butyrate bobbins. They turned out very vintage spec.