I'm planning to cover up an open coil humbucker, with a cover that has no holes exposing the slugs, that looks something like this (it's simply easier to keep clean):
I watched this video on the subject, as far as I understand the process explained here is:
- Create a barrier between the plastic top/slugs and the cover using wax
- Insert the pickup
- Solder on both sides of the back
- Functionally we are done
What I don't understand, is what are we trying to achieve with the wax?
- Are we trying to prevent conductance between the cover and the slugs in the pickup?
- Or are we trying to make sure the pickup doesn't rattle in the cover (budget wax potting)?
Thanks for any info!