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Re: WAX POTTING

5/8/2003 1:37 PM
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Re: WAX POTTING
I had bad microphonic feedback with my stock Epi Les Paul pickups, and in the words of Ray Davies was "living on a low budget" so I tried this with pretty good results. Used up candles (assorted) melted at low heat in an old saucepan. Using a spacer to keep the pups off the bottom of the pan, I completely submerged the pickups in the wax for less than an hour. Cleaned up the surfaces, and the end result was surprisingly good! No squeeling and actually a better sounding pickup. able to get the "good" sustained feedback I wasn't able to achieve before.