Originally Posted by Backstage
Yes, I know that. Back in the 80s we potted everything that wasn't nailed down to get rid of that damn squealing of these old pickups
Nowadays I change my mind about waxing pickups to death.
Thanks for the advice.
Originally Posted by LtKojak
If done right, potting shouldn't kill tone AND really helps when the gain tap gets opened...
limited experience has led me to believe that, in the proper pickups, wax potting is not necessary (if not harmful). I play with quite some gain, but it all comes from pedals, not from the amp (if that means anything) and I certainly don't go in death / grind-core territory either, so... Then again, there are noise-gates but if you prefer one over the other solution to the noise-problem is a different discussion all-together.