Help with humbucker cover install

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  1. Redone

    Redone New Member

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    Hi all, I want to cover my uncovered dimarzio pickup and replace the cover on my existing neck pickup so the finish matches.
    I “think” I have measured them properly. Please refer to pics. Dimarzio @ 49mm and the existing @ 48mm. Another question please. Are all covers the same or should I also be considering the material?
     

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    Standard is 50mm, some bridge pups will have 52mm.

    If you want more precise measurements, go from one side of the first pole piece to the same side of the last one. Or get those pole piece slots straight up so you don't compare oranges with apples.
     
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    great good call. So simple but so much better. Thank you
     
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    Chrome and nickel is just a matter of taste. Make sure the screws and pole pieces are the same dimensions on both pickups.
     
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    Makes no difference if the magnets have not been rotated.
     
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    If you buy a set of covers with holes one size and the pickups have different size screws there will be trouble is what I was thinking.
     
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    Right sorry, misread that.

    I don't remember seeing those holes measured on cover specs.
     

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