7 string guitar Pickup Covers

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  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Poland CEO / RHLC ©

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    Hello, Well i was looking for some Pickup covers, but i only saw 6 string covers, i couldnt find covers for a 7...
    Where can i find them.. they Exist ??:lol:
    Thanks...
     
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    I've never seen them. Maybe I ought to make some? I mean I'd have the market cornered :lol:
     
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    i don't think they exist...
     
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    do you mean like pickup housings or what, link to the 6's?
     
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    If you are looking for bobbin toppers go to universaljems.com but like covers that go over the entire pick-up, i have no idea
     
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    they are called bobbin toppers, you can get 7 string ones in all kinds of colors from www.universaljems.com
     
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    Nope, I think he means full covers like Gibson use.
     
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    I hate those things, they are very gaudy looking, if thats what they are then I dont know where dude, I've never seen a chrome covered 7 string pickup.
     
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    +1.

    They're none in production. I think that's kind of a bummer, partly because 1.) I could see them looking dead-hot on like a Schecter Blackjack C7, and 2.) After seeing what Bare Knuckles does for "distressed' housings, I'd kill for a mahogany oiled 7 with a set of 'em just so I could look at it. :wub:
     
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    I've actually considered looking into getting some made, especially seeing the distressed Bare Knuckle 6's. They look sooo good in the flesh. In theory all you need to do is solder up an open box of thin tin or some other suitable metal. Slightly rough solder joints would add to the appeal on distressed covers too.

    You can get plastic ones too, like the ones Jackson paint over for their custom shop jobs. They'd be easy to do, just cut down a pair of 6 string covers and glue them together. A quick coat of paint and you'd never know they were botched.
     
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    i like the way the chrome covers look, i think they are awesome.
     
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    Thanks for answering... now i will have to search a bit more... .. and the idea to glue two 6 string covers .. its good...
     
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    I asked Tim at Bare Knuckles about a distressed set for my RG, he says no-one offers covers for 7 strings. :(

    They'd have looked so good in it as well.
     
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    If its EMG type covers you are looking for talk to Kent Armstrong who make a seven string closed cover pickup - im sure they could send you covers at cost, if you harangue them suitably...
    If its a full size gibbo thing, no chance - As 2powern has pointed out, Tim at Bare Knuckle says no-one makes them, and in my opinion, if it was anyone who would know about metal pickup covers, it would be him...
     
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    sweet i was wondering about EMG-style covers....would they fit DiMarzio and Duncan 7-string pickups?
     
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    I am going to find out if we can get them at work, as we deal with Kent Armstrong. If that is so, and we can order them, ill grab as many is desired from people. But we'll deal with that when we get to it. They should fir dimarzios, although not sure about the duncans; the screw polepieces may get in the way, but im not an expert in these things.
     
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    i have Duncans.. err.. can you check somehow what pickups they fit (at least the cover without the Pickup Rings...)
     
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    This is definitely an opening in the market though as I've seen loads of people ask for them.
     
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    the 7 string market isn't big enough for this to be an opening, it would need far more demand for a company to actually do it, and its just not there...
     
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    i sent an email last night to Kent Armstrong/WD Parts, they replied saying those covers are not available separately. same deal with the cream pickup rings that i was curious about :mad:
     

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