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Supersonic: Change Pickup Covers?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Supersonic: Change Pickup Covers? Reply with quote

Would it be possible to change the pickup covers on the Fender SS, never really been a fan of the Zebra look. I like the way they sound, I just want to change the look. Thinking of putting chrome covers, like the Mustang Special.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're just standard humbuckers, no? If that's the case, you can definitely put a chrome or nickel cover over them. You'll need to measure the pole piece spacing in order to get the right cover. It's not necessarily an easy job, but it's not awful either. Doing it right involves melting a bit of wax under the cover and soldering them on. Important to note it might change the sound a bit, too.

http://www.mojotone.com/Humbucker-Cover-Video
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put some on my black Vista SS. Just pushed them on - no wax, no soldering. You would have to open up the pickguard so that the covers would fit. (But you wouldn't have to use pickup rings like I have.)



(The video in the above post seems pretty informative, though.)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i put solid plastic covers on mine. the forum dubed it the 'soap-sonic'




ALLPARTS sells them in white and black 2packs

http://www.allparts.com/PC-0303-023-Humbucking-Pickup-Covers-No-Holes-Black-Plastic_p_2397.html

http://www.allparts.com/PC-0303-025-Humbucking-Pickup-Covers-No-Holes-White-Plastic_p_2398.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Rob love that soapsonic!

I wonder, is it possible to replace the two covers of the single coils within the humbucker? I could get anodized gold pickup covers, and a red anodized pickguard for this idea:

SmaugSonic, the fire breathing shortscale


Probably not possible, would be cool if I could replace the plastic humbucker covers with 2 of these:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they should make covers you can snap on your single coils to make them look like 'buckers.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go duder

http://www.universaljems.com/cart/bobbin.htm
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOWZERRRRRRZZZZZZZZZZ Thanks Nick!
So I assume they are "F-Spaced"??

I'll let you all know when I unleash old Smaug from Eribor.

Maybe I could just get a can of red metallic glitter spraypaint and paint the pickguard.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone got a set of calipers they can tell me which spacing the Supersonic pickups are?
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