Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover

Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover Deluxe chrome

Deluxe chrome

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover Deluxe nickel

Deluxe nickel

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover Deluxe gold

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover Firebird chrome

Firebird chrome

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover Firebird nickel

Firebird nickel

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover Firebird gold

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Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover

About This Item

Our plated nickel-silver covers for Deluxe or Firebird mini humbuckers.

Deluxe cover with polepiece holes:
For Gibson® and Epiphone® Deluxe mini-humbuckers.
Polepiece spread: 1-15/16" (49.21mm)
Hole diameter: 0.148" (3.76mm)
Fits our Deluxe Mini Humbucker pickup kit.

Firebird cover without holes:
Solid (no holes) for Gibson and Epiphone Firebird mini-humbuckers.
Fits our Firebird Mini Humbucker pickup kit.

Outside dimensions:
2.680" x 1.100" x .600" (68.07mm x 27.94mm x 15.23mm)

Plated nickel silver. Sold individually.


Instructions

Product Instructions

Humbucking Pickup Cover

Directions for installing a cover on a humbucking pickup.

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5.0

Nice, heavy & transparent!

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I used the chrome plated no-hole versions on Stew Mac's Mini Firebird pickup kits. Both the cover and kit are excellent!

The cover is a good thickness, which means you can go lighter potting than the flimsy imports. It appears to be all nickel silver, as I did a heavy amount of scratching to get it to solder. To me, that makes a difference in retaining high frequencies when you roll-off volume. Brass covers and frames seem to have eddie-currents that affect the highs.

There is a good bit of chrome, which makes it more scratch resistant and it is nice that you can buff out swirls if you accidentally scratch it.

Installation tips: 1.) Cover the surface with painter's tape when handling, especially if you are dipping the whole assembly for wax potting. 2.) Scuff the solder points more that usual for these chrome covers. The chrome is thankfully, tough. 3.) For FB pickups: assemble with the pup assembly facing up and the cover facing down. Then squeeze and flip over to 'center.' Unlike PAF style humbuckers, there is a lot of leeway laterally. To get the pup's position right for being under the strings, you really want this centered well before soldering.

Thank you Stew Mac for sourcing quality parts!

3.0

Rust on the inside of the cover from the factory

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I've ordered a few sets before with no issue, but the last set had rust in the inside of the covers.

5.0

Great but not direct replacement

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During the 1960s and -70s mini humbuckers were offered with chrome covers (LP deluxe, Firebird, etc) as well as a cheaper version with plastic covers (SG professional, for instance). Problem is, the wall thickness of the metal and plastic materials used for the covers was different – 0,7mm for metal, and 1,5mm for plastic ones. Therefore, while having to house same sized inner parts, baseplates, bobbins etc, the outside dimensions (L x W) of metal and plastic covers were different. Metal ones were about 66 x 27,5mm, plastic ones were about 68 x 28,5-30mm. As a result, the plastic pickup-surrounds had to have different cutout dimensions for metal and plastic pickup covers - and different mounting screw spacings, too: 74mm for metal-, 75mm for plastic covers.

To simplify things, all the currently available mini humbucker surrounds are manufactured to accept the old and slightly bigger plastic covers, if needed (best of both worlds), and new metal covers have the same outside dimensions as old plastic covers. (Therefore the re-issue mini humbucker offered by Gibson had a metal cover which was slightly bigger in size, compared to the original of the 60s). Trouble is, if you have an old Epiphone/Gibson Mini with a scratched chrome cover, the new spare cover will probably not fit without modifying/enlarging the cutout of the original surround, or you would simply have to buy a new surround together with the cover, and hope that mounting screw spacing suits your needs. But yet another problem is polescrew-spacing. Center-to-center it was 49mm on original minis, it’s 50mm on the re-issues. A new cover will not fit on an old pickup without having to enlarge the two outer polescrew-holes to an “oval” shape. Anyway, conversion old/new or vice-versa works and still looks nice, - with the help of a couple needle files.

 


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 49 See Mini Humbucker Pickup Cover
on page 49 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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