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post May 30 2010, 11:50 AM
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Why do peaple put tape i nthe neck pick up ?? what does it do ??

Here you can see Chowy Fernadez using it ..

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Petruc...elody-Build-Up/


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post May 30 2010, 11:55 AM
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It's to keep the high E from getting stuck underneath the pickup. If you whammy dive sometimes it can get stuck underneath there.

That's what I was told anyway tongue.gif I never had the problem.


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post May 30 2010, 12:17 PM
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Thanks man smile.gif


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post May 30 2010, 12:22 PM
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Enucleation is right!
When you do a dive bomb and the stings become so loose that they lie on top of the body it is possble for the high or low E string to get stuck under the bobbins of the neckhumbucker when you release the tremolo back to the original position....


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post May 30 2010, 12:25 PM
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that never happend to me smile.gif .. btw: does this affect the sound ??


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post May 30 2010, 01:01 PM
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You mean the tape? No not at all!
Even the chrome metal covers on pickups don't alter the sound much so why should a thin piece of tape do anything.


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post May 30 2010, 03:01 PM
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Well I sure wondered as well. I never had a problem. I can see Chowy has the whole tape thing going though. smile.gif


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post May 30 2010, 03:36 PM
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Oh I was wondering about this topic as well. Thanks for making it clear guys! smile.gif I don't have whammy on my basses so I didn't know exact reason for tape on pickups smile.gif


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post May 30 2010, 03:45 PM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ May 30 2010, 02:01 PM) *
You mean the tape? No not at all!
Even the chrome metal covers on pickups don't alter the sound much so why should a thin piece of tape do anything.


Metal covers, regardless of being nickel, chrome or gold do remove presence, it's definitely noticeable. One can place a cover on a fairly modern sounding pickup and make it sound a more vintage-like. It's not that much noticeable but the change is definitely there, just to add to Zakk's info.
However, tape won't make a difference, it's only a tape, doesn't affect the magnetic field.


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post May 30 2010, 04:25 PM
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Another episode of Unsolved Mysteries. I was also wondering the same thing. Thanks guys!


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post May 30 2010, 05:24 PM
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QUOTE (NoSkill @ May 30 2010, 05:25 PM) *
Another episode of Unsolved Mysteries. I was also wondering the same thing. Thanks guys!


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post May 30 2010, 05:47 PM
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that's right Enucleation!


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post May 31 2010, 04:36 PM
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so that was the reason!

I had that happened to me,

with another guitar though,




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