Removing Covers From Agile Pickups

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    helsinkirocks Well-Known Member

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    Had a set of Chrome and a set of Gold covered AL pickups, and decided to pull the covers off them..
    The chrome ones came off nicely, revealing a clean white, and a clean white zebra one...

    But man oh man, the day they did the gold covered ones must have been some B-stock pickups or something. They look really rough and terrible even after cleaning them up- that isn't wax on them, thats just what they look like.

    Not sure what I'll do with 'em yet.
    All the covered are still in good shape too.

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    They prob use all the shit bobbins for covered thinking who the hell would ever remove them?

    I took the covers off some Epi Alnico Pros for 2 reasons. 1-I needed the covers for another guitar. 2 I wanted a set of black for a different guitar.
    Imagine my surprise when I removed the covers & found an all back & a zebra. (Insert Loony Toons dejected sound effect here) The covers look great on the other guitar but the pickups are dark. It was all for naught.
     

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    The white and cream ones came out so good, so I was excited to do the next two, then oof
     
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    Yup I've taken the covers off a number pickups and its a crap shoot because they don't really expect you do it. I'm about to solder the covers back on one now and wax pot it. I guess I'm a undress um and look at um kinda guy but some of em you gotta put everything back on.
     
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    that's how my Valkyrie ended up with a black and a zebra pup temporarily as well.

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    I was really hoping to end up with either 2 white/cream or 2 whites for a project, but oh well lol

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    So I pulled the chrome covers off my Al2K pups to swap magnets. Honestly, I was so nervous about not messing anything up I only removed the covers far enough to slide the magnets in and out. I never checked to see if there was some mismatched bobbins underneath. Now I'm curious...
     
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    Learned that back in my younger dating days.
     
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