Naked Strat Brat
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- Mar 27, 2022
If they fit the pickups that you have, then yes, they will work just fine.Howdy! I want to sort of spruce up a guitar that has the double pickups some call humbuckers,,,they just sit there looking very pathetic all by themselves, so my thoughts are to do this to them.... View attachment 251777 View attachment 251778 View attachment 251778 View attachment 251779
Thank you!If they fit the pickups that you have, then yes, they will work just fine.
nice idea for the vinyl wrap it does come in about a zillion colors and patterns, etc.,.!Nice. Very jewel-y. You might be able to use that as a template for vinyl wrap and punch out pickup covers in any color you want.
Oh hell to the yes. Auto wrap is very cool. I've used it on headstocks, pickguards, and even a test body.Nice. Very jewel-y. You might be able to use that as a template for vinyl wrap and punch out pickup covers in any color you want.
Thank you. I should be able to find some thin doubled sided tape. Do you think the silicone can work on the back edge of the metal cover part that most would use soldering on if these were all metal covers?would help with "not buzzing" mechanically... Even a bit of hot glue on the back of the pearloid is good. Plus it's easily removable should you ever change your mind about those...Wax is another alternative but a proper wax potting can be a fair bit of work....
PS: If those metal rims fit properly and don't go buzzing around, you can fix those pearloid caps with double sided tape... strong automotive stuff can hold for years yet can be replaced/removed if need be..
I could love doing the pickguard in wrap! Did you tuck the edge of the wrap under the pickguard then screw it back on?Oh hell to the yes. Auto wrap is very cool. I've used it on headstocks, pickguards, and even a test body.
If you use wrap, make sure it does on a glossy surface, even if you need to spray some gloss clear on whatever.
yup of course soldering for the metal part to the baseplate of the pickup (I have seen some weird ones screwed on but rarely) AND the silicone inside to stop any would-be vibration..but yeah that is probably overkill and might cause some issues if it gets on the wire bobbins... (can get glued/ripped when dismantled dunno) . If the bobbins are wrapped in some kind of tape and it's sturdy then it's good to go . Anyway I was thinking of a less messy alternative to full wax potting- cheaper too- but yeah, came to think- it can also change sound a bit. I mean dielectric losses and all that- did not measure the stuff but you know some of these "insulators" create some loss , you might lose some top end with some of these molten stuff around the coils...so perhaps better without..? I did it to some old pickups but they were sh** before and could not say things changed much after - okay they looked better- but they were not near good enough for me to see some changes so I can't say for sure. All I know it mechanically works...Other than that, if it's well soldered on- good, it ain't going nowhere. The no-solder option was temporary- like test fit and if you don't like how they look, you can tear them down without much effort. And if you do like them, well, a quick blob of solder can be put in anytime.Thank you. I should be able to find some thin doubled sided tape. Do you think the silicone can work on the back edge of the metal cover part that most would use soldering on if these were all metal covers?
I haven't done that, On the ones I laser cut, I used either hardboard or whiteboard. Both have a smoothe surface, so I razor trimmed flush then used black marker on the edges. I think that you could do the edges like you describe though, it's pretty stretchy when heated.I could love doing the pickguard in wrap! Did you tuck the edge of the wrap under the pickguard then screw it back on?
No, you dont need to in my opinion.The covers I purchased have no holes in the, as that material is not metal. Should I fill in any space with wax or silicone so there is no air gap between the backside of the top cover and the pickup pole screw heads?