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Pick up covers? Open Coils?

#1 User is offline   therookie_123 

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:31 PM

Hey guys me AGAIN haha. This time I was wondering about the difference between Open Coil vs a Covered Humbucker. I have decided on buying a 498T as a replacement for my 335's Bridge pickup. However it is offered as an open coil or with mutiple covers. What is the difference? Thanks again.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 04:36 PM

The difference is that there will be a plated metal cover on the covered models, while the uncovered will have exposed bobbins. Some folks will indicate that there is an audible difference between them as well, but I won't jump in on that debate. I'm sure there are plenty here who could tear that one apart...

I say just pick which one you think looks best.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:07 PM

Thanks again Gibson haha. I like the look of Page's guitar with a covered Humbucker in the neck and an open coil in the bridge. Big fan of Page's guitars.

Anyway thanks again Gibson! Nice to see a business care about customers

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:49 PM



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Posted 29 August 2010 - 10:39 AM

Thanks Dr Rock for the videos.
I prefer opencoils for metal riffing and covers for blues riffing, I can hear the difference much better live than on Youtube.
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