gibson lespaul tradtional with 57 pups

jimmy wright

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Can anybody tell me if removing the covers on my lespaul with 57 pickups will make a difference in sound
 

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Covers on or covers off doesn't make a difference to my ear, I can't tell the difference. There are some people that swear they can hear a difference, though.
 

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I suggest to leave them as they are
 

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I find with covers on my tone is a little warmer vs covers off a little more raw. Unpotted of course.
Potted will mostly sound the same.
I also use .022 bridge and .015 neck as far as caps, and at least 500K pots.
 

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Not much if any. I’ve used a 57+ covered and uncovered. It sounded good both ways.
 

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Can anybody tell me if removing the covers on my lespaul with 57 pickups will make a difference in sound
What is it that you are looking for (soundwise?) Removing covers is a faff, and you would get a much bigger difference by changing the pick-up type!
 

David Garner

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What is it that you are looking for (soundwise?) Removing covers is a faff, and you would get a much bigger difference by changing the pick-up type!
Second this. I just added covers to a JB/59 set in one of my LPs. Once I got them adjusted, they basically sound the same.

Use nickel silver and cover or uncover as you please.
 

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Makes far, far less difference than turning a knob on your amp or OD, if it makes a difference at all.
 


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