I was reading this Guardian article earlier about musicians and the bond they have with their instruments and I read what I thought was a rather odd quote by Brittany Howard: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2...-musicians-on-the-bond-with-their-instruments "My number one thing for my guitar techs is: do not clean the pickups. I like the sound of pickups that are worn down and kind of degraded – it’s just more interesting sounding. That is why my SG is so unique, because of how the pickups were wound, and how long it has been since they were cleaned up." I've never heard of people wanting dirty pickups to add tone? Surely this is made up?