Poll: Covered or uncovered bucker in HSS....

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  1. DannyHescock

    DannyHescock Strat-Talker

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    I think covered looks "classy" or "fancy" so my HSS all have covers
     
  2. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    I went covered, for the looks. Was already so different from the single coil originally in there I wasn't worried, at all, about any high end loss with a cover. Looks great on that Strat to me.

    FWIW I have uncovered humbuckers on my HSS Kramers.

     
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  3. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Covered - I like the tone ;)
     
  4. SIngles Forever

    SIngles Forever Strat-O-Master

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    I kinda agree with some that covered looks more classy.

    Thing is, it really just seems to me that covered HSS somehow has a played out look, while the uncovered is the hot and now look.

    Really helps if you have rounded cut outs.
     
  5. cranky

    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    They should all match. That’s the one thing that kinda bugs me about my Modern Player Plus Tele, as the neck pickup is the only covered one.

    Strictly with HSS Strats, then, uncovered.

    But I agree that covered looks better, classier, on an HH.
     
  6. Nick-O

    Nick-O Senior Stratmaster

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    Covered looks better, but uncovered is louder and has more clarity. I watched a couple of demos and tried it myself, and was bummed to find it's true.
     
  7. Demon Dave

    Demon Dave Strat-Talker

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    Uncovered
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  8. strattopper

    strattopper Strat-Talker

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    Uncovered on a Strat...
     
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  9. StratSounds

    StratSounds Senior Stratmaster

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    Uncovered…and slanted;)

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  10. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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    Same! :D

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  11. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I can't decide. Both look good to me.
     
  12. CigBurn

    CigBurn Total Hack

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    I have both. the uncovered ones are in a tote here somewhere.

    For me? Covered, low output.
     
  13. Sparque

    Sparque Seriously-Stratified Silver Member

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    I'm a naked pickup guy.
    I have always been this way.

    I LOVE the uncovered, naked pickups.
    Black, white, off-white, whatever.

    I'm not a fan of the covered pickups.

    And then you people showed me
    THIS damned thing.
    And now I want it.
    I love this look.

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  14. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    Should have made this an official poll so we could have had a tally.

    My vote would be uncovered zebra.

    Why? I just find it more aesthetically pleasing.
     
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  15. pazman6

    pazman6 Senior Stratmaster

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    Uncovered on a HSS Strat. Definitely covered on a Les Paul.
     
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  16. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    In Strats, I prefer uncovered.
    It's the same reason I don't care for covered pickups in the Flying-V models with the white full-body pickguards. Black, they're OK.
    Strat traditionally has pickups that match the pickguard... or contrast... but chrome is pretty rare, just on the lipstick tube pickups.
    And especially when the Strat is H-S-S, it just doesn't look right with the chrome bridge pickup.
     
  17. SIngles Forever

    SIngles Forever Strat-O-Master

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    I kinda think it does look right actually... Just an outdated kind of right.
     
  18. SIngles Forever

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    Like my Mrs.
     

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  19. MrYeats

    MrYeats Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I was going to build a strat with 2 HB's. I ordered a good quality PG for it. The HB's I was going to use have covers on them. They will not fit the openings on the PG. Uncovered ones fit.
     
  20. AdrianCD

    AdrianCD New Member!

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    I also have this issue on my mind. I've ordered a new loaded pick guard to convert my SSS MIA Strat with 5 way switch to a HH with a 3 way switch. Either a genius idea or terrible, time will tell!. Similar aesthetic question for covered on uncovered. I'm leaning towards covered to "match" my Squier Toronado. Will see.