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Thread: Putting covers on Dragon 1 pickups - to pot, or not?

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    Putting covers on Dragon 1 pickups - to pot, or not?

    I scored a set of Dragon pickups, and would like to cover them with nice nickel covers. Should I dunk them in wax after I cover them, or no?

    If I do, what do i do to protect the Dragon Bass and Dragon Trebble labels on the back of the pickups?
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    I had a Dragon I in a CE-22 maple top and put covers on them. Instead of dipping in wax, I put a bead of silicone across the slugs, clamped the cover on and soldered it in place. The guitar never squealed or feedback. I have wax dipped a few pickups and it seems to kill the sound. It did on a 57/08 bridge pickup I have that squealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyK View Post
    I scored a set of Dragon pickups, and would like to cover them with nice nickel covers.
    Why?

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    I have successfully added covers to pickups using this method that doesn't involve a full wax dip. No squealing.

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    I think Dragon I's should be left alone...seriously. They are rare enough pups that I wouldn't screw with them.

    I know it's not the answer you're looking for but...that's my best advice.

    If you want a covered set I would buy another pickup set..and either hold on to the Dragons or sell them for a nice chunk of change.
    Last edited by Dirty Bob; 10-09-2013 at 08:22 PM.
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    I've put covers on humbuckers before with good results using that Mojo tutorial. They don't squeal at all. However, you should be aware that adding covers will affect the tone...it typically makes them a little more "polite". Personally, I wouldn't do it with Dragons, for fear of losing what makes them so special. BUT...it's your guitar. Do what you want with them.
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    Retroactive thanks! I'll just sell the Dragon Treble pickup then, not worth messing up a killer pickup - like you all said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyK View Post
    Retroactive thanks! I'll just sell the Dragon Treble pickup then, not worth messing up a killer pickup - like you all said.
    PM me on this pup.......
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