Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (loverickbass) » Tue May 14, 2013 9:08 pm

That did the trick! Installed and looking/sounding just fine! Thanks guys.
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (Barlow) » Wed May 29, 2013 9:39 pm

Just did this mod on my 4003. Used allen screws. Output seems about the same but now the pickup is abit microphonic.
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (loverickbass) » Wed May 29, 2013 9:43 pm

Hummm mine turned out just fine. Did you break the magnet on the back?
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (Barlow) » Thu May 30, 2013 2:12 am

loverickbass wrote:Hummm mine turned out just fine. Did you break the magnet on the back?


Not that I'm aware off. I was careful with the install of the new screws and the cover and don't see anything damaged. I did notice some corrosion on the ground connection
on the shielded cable and re-soldered that.
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (j.alderton) » Thu May 30, 2013 10:12 am

Barlow wrote:Just did this mod on my 4003. Used allen screws. Output seems about the same but now the pickup is abit microphonic.


I've actually noticed the exact same thing since my conversion. I'm reaching a bit here, but I seem to recall some discussion somewhere about adding a bit of wax to the undersurface of the cover (overlying the poles when in place) to insulate it. I've not done so, but is that something that would help?
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (Barlow) » Thu May 30, 2013 10:56 am

j.alderton wrote:
Barlow wrote:Just did this mod on my 4003. Used allen screws. Output seems about the same but now the pickup is abit microphonic.


I've actually noticed the exact same thing since my conversion. I'm reaching a bit here, but I seem to recall some discussion somewhere about adding a bit of wax to the undersurface of the cover (overlying the poles when in place) to insulate it. I've not done so, but is that something that would help?


Yeah, I'm thinking about potting the entire pickup in wax to eliminate vibration.
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (soundmasterg) » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:47 am

It is usually the cover that gets microphonic....what I would do is to use some white silicone (the kind that dries pliable and soft) and stick a couple dabs under the cover and then squish the cover down into it. It is non-permanent and won't mess up the pickup yet it will stop the microphonics from happening at least as far as the pickup cover is concerned.

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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (j.alderton) » Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:47 am

soundmasterg wrote:It is usually the cover that gets microphonic....what I would do is to use some white silicone (the kind that dries pliable and soft) and stick a couple dabs under the cover and then squish the cover down into it. It is non-permanent and won't mess up the pickup yet it will stop the microphonics from happening at least as far as the pickup cover is concerned.

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Thanks for the recommendation, Greg. Could you specify where you'd place the silicone? Would it be where the pickup cover directly overlies the poles?
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (Joe 1988) » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:43 pm

Can anybody verify whether or not it is necessary to drill countersink holes into the back of the pickup in order to adjust the pole pieces with this modification? Or is that just the case with the older hi gains? Thanks in anticipation!
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (loverickbass) » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:42 pm

I didn't have to in mine. Mine is a 2012 model. I think it's just the older ones.

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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (DavidSchwab) » Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:35 pm

Something else to try is to replace that rubber magnet with a regular ceramic, or even neo magnets. The rubber magnets are very weak. A stronger magnet would give you more top end and bite.
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (mckuen) » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:28 am

Hi,

i did the Job yesterday evenening with button top high gains . Looks great on my 360 the work is easy if you have all the tool . You have to be carefull not to damage the electric solders.
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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (mckuen) » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:31 am

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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (mckuen) » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:34 am

Hi ,

i found the look of the rubber gommets very good. In my opinion it sounds even a little clearer in tone when played acousticly.

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Re: Toaster covers on HiGains W/ adj. pole pieces

Postby (jps) » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:28 am

That looks great, Thomas! Now that you have the look, soon you'll want real toasters on the guitar. :wink:
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