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Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:45 pm Post subject: Do robroe pickup covers fit on hot rails?
I'm considering getting GFS lil killers some day in the future for my cyclone and I wanna know if I can put robroe covers over them to make them look more like mustang pickups, since I'm not too keen on the look of hot rails. Anyone know? _________________
Tone is stored in the balls
That's why there's two: one for pee, one for tone.
The GFS Lil Killers are physically patterned on the original style Hotrails that didn't have a cover, so you might be ok. I have a '90s JB Jr without the cover too, it's just built like an open-coil bucker on top of a Strat-style baseplate and you could totally get a Strat/Stang cover on it with some cajoling. You might be ok just squeezing it on, but I don't know about the top-to-bottom (neck-side to bridge-side) dimensions on the Lil Killers. They're made to fit in a Strat pickguard so unless you can see a cover-width gap around the whole thing that'd be where your only problem is. You also want to be mindful of the coils' height, as the ears of the cover may be suspended somewhere above the ears of the baseplate if the pickup is a few mm taller than a Strat unit, which will be a nightmare when you want to adjust the pickup height.
From this pic it looks like the bobbins' corners could actually be a problem, but hard to tell from an angle.
What hotrails used to look like:
What they look like now (cover not easily removed):
rob had to modify the cover to get it to fit as well
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