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Forum Ringside => Pickups => Topic started by: _tom_ on August 11, 2005, 07:08:33 PM

Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 11, 2005, 07:08:33 PM
After seeing the Steve Stevens LP with the black and gold pickups, I want the same done to my Mules! However, I could go the cheap route and get the covers taken off for a tenner a piece, or get new black covers fitted for 20 a piece. Whatcha think?

Cheers!
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Steve-Mr Pig 2U on August 11, 2005, 08:46:52 PM
go covered, theres no telling what colour bobbins were used under your covers!
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 11, 2005, 08:52:59 PM
Yeah I've just been emailing Tim and I think I'll go covered! I'll have em sent out soon, so I guess this thread could be deleted hahaha
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Custom79 on August 11, 2005, 10:13:42 PM
I have uncovered pups on all my PRS and I love the look of uncovered on Les Pauls but since I bought this '79 Custom it's been doing my head in trying to decided which look to go for. The original pups are covered but after twenty odd years are really pitted and all the gold is off in most parts, I originally thought I'd go for black coils but changed my mind. since it's a three pickup model I thought gold would look better so I ordered gold Cold Sweats and Tim aged them for me ........... they look great and should age even more with a little time  :D
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: HJM on August 12, 2005, 08:14:42 AM
The new BKP nickle covers are amazing :P

Totally vintage!
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 12, 2005, 09:06:18 AM
hahaha I cant decide! anyone here good at photoshopping? :lol:
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: PhilKing on August 12, 2005, 12:43:25 PM
Quote from: HJM
The new BKP nickle covers are amazing :P

Totally vintage!


I have a Warpig and Mississippi Queen coming in the raw nickel because it looks so good.  I am changing the hardware on the Explorer for them, I love that unpolished nickel look.
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: chris o'donnell on August 12, 2005, 04:33:10 PM
I have nickle coverd and open poled Zebra. I 've orderd an Abraxas with unpolished cover.

If forced to choose I'd go for coverd.


Chris.
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Ratrod on August 12, 2005, 06:04:45 PM
The BKP black covers look awesome. I have an engraved set in my SG. Can't think of anything that would look better in that guitar.
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 12, 2005, 06:10:49 PM
Quote from: Ratrod
The BKP black covers look awesome. I have an engraved set in my SG. Can't think of anything that would look better in that guitar.


ahh right cool! I think I'm gonna go for it, it'll make it stand out a bit from most other LP Customs (except Steve Stevens' :P)!
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Ratrod on August 12, 2005, 06:27:06 PM
Here's the pic.

(http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/files/sg400small_853.jpg)
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 12, 2005, 06:33:28 PM
thats really nice Ratrod! I "photoshopped" (using paint  :lol:  ) some black and gold pups onto my LP Custom.. it looks nice! But itl look even better now as I have the pickguard back on!
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Skybone on August 13, 2005, 12:16:31 PM
Well, I've gone with "uncovered" after having A/B'ed my covered/uncovered BKP's at volume the other week. I don't know why, but the uncovered Black Dog's in my Tokai just seem to have that nice aggresive edge that the covered Emerald's don't, even though the Emerald's have a higher output impedance.

Saying that, the Emerald's did sound fantastic.

Maybe with the next set of BKP's, I'll try some uncovered Nailbomb's... ;)
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 13, 2005, 03:01:29 PM
Quote from: Skybone
Well, I've gone with "uncovered" after having A/B'ed my covered/uncovered BKP's at volume the other week. I don't know why, but the uncovered Black Dog's in my Tokai just seem to have that nice aggresive edge that the covered Emerald's don't, even though the Emerald's have a higher output impedance.

Saying that, the Emerald's did sound fantastic.

Maybe with the next set of BKP's, I'll try some uncovered Nailbomb's... ;)


Well I allready have covered Mules and like the tone of em, I dont really wanna change it loads! Tim, if you read this I got the postal order and a jiffy bag today so I'll take em on monday to be sent off! Lookin forward to gettin em back!
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Bird on August 13, 2005, 03:46:21 PM
Quote from: _tom_
Yeah I've just been emailing Tim and I think I'll go covered! I'll have em sent out soon, so I guess this thread could be deleted hahaha

What did Tim have to say about covered vs uncovered :?:  Not sure if I want go covered or Zebra myself. Ratrod I like the look of the black covers on the sg, very nice.  :twisted:
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: Ratrod on August 13, 2005, 04:03:03 PM
Thanks Bird.
Title: Covered or Uncovered?!
Post by: _tom_ on August 13, 2005, 04:14:24 PM
Quote from: Bird
Quote from: _tom_
Yeah I've just been emailing Tim and I think I'll go covered! I'll have em sent out soon, so I guess this thread could be deleted hahaha

What did Tim have to say about covered vs uncovered :?:  Not sure if I want go covered or Zebra myself. Ratrod I like the look of the black covers on the sg, very nice.  :twisted:


He told me its best to go covered seeing as I allready have the pickups and he doesnt know what colour bobbins might be underneath it.. In the Tech forum theres an FAQ about different tonalitys between covered and uncovered i think