I did this on mine. I think a lot of it is that once the covers are off, it creates a sound hole in the guitar and makes it sound a little more like a semihollowed guitar. And a lot of players have theirs done in this manner. I would give it a try, and if there's no discernable improvement, then just put them back on. Also, they need to make it so that the removal of a Humbucker pickup's cover can be completed using a screwdriver instead of with a soldering iron, which could damage the pickup if not done very gingerly.