HSS Humbucker: To cover or uncover?

Do you like your HSS strat humbucker to go covered or uncovered?

  • I like it uncovered.

    Votes: 14 70.0%
  • I like it covered

    Votes: 6 30.0%

  • Total voters
    20

Silverman

Strat-Talker
Feb 28, 2016
415
Chicago
The current trend seems to be a covered HB, which I think looks pretty dope. I like that it lends the guitar a hint of garage-customization. I've never been in a position to compare whether or not doing so has an effect on sound, so its never been a factor for me.

Which do you prefer?
 

Triple Jim

Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar
Silver Member
Feb 27, 2018
8,154
North Carolina
When I put together an HH Strat-like guitar I chose uncovered, because the covers tend to take away a little treble. I can use the tone controls if I want less treble.
 

fuksman

Strat-Talker
Jan 9, 2022
372
USA
covered.
from practical standpoint giant gaps collecting dust are just nasty.
aesthetically, covers add personality and sex appeal.
covered covered covered.
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jvin248

Most Honored Senior Member
Jan 10, 2014
5,433
Michigan
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Uncovered if you like noise.
Covered if you like to hear the music.

And for F Sake! Swap out those two wires to the jack for a proper shielded cable for the same reason you use shielded cable from the guitar to the amp.

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skysc

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 27, 2022
36
Canada
Uncovered on any Strat for sure , especially if its HSS routing .

On my Les paul standard , the chrome/nickel covers are perfect .

I just modded a Performer strat to HSS config and it was was not a no brainer for me . The Duncan SH-6 is open .

I guess its all the years of seeing HSS Strat uncovered that make it "weirder"

Something is off with the player plus . 1 covered and the others with white covers ?? nah !!
 

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Straddled

Strat-O-Master
Mar 7, 2022
783
Evergreen State
This is Fender's doing. Mexi body, I think, someone enlighten me.

The covered PAF and Floyd Rose looks exactly the way many guitars were modded back then, to a T.

There was an absolutely legendary teacher/player here a while back, I played bass in a college band for him, anyway, his '65 Strat Sunburst had a Floyd in it, that he had done, and forever having to apologize about it...

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