Hi all. What's up with those tone sucking, muffled sounding covers? Where have they gone to? Where are they hiding? Who's hoarding them? I want a traditional brass cover for my PV 64 neck pickup (yup, really) but can't find a decent one... So far I've checked everyone from mojotone to Darren Riley and StewMac. Either the brass covers are sold out or look suspiciously close to the Chinese ones on eBay. Also, while the nickel silver ones are explicitly "made in the US", the brass ones are not (that's where the aforementioned suspicion comes from). So I tried the Chinese covers. Got them via eBay from three different sellers (one came all the way from Kyrgyzstan, another one from HongKong...) but they seem to be either made in the same factory or at least on the same type of machine. Problem with them is, they are a bit more than a millimeter short compared to the original Fender nickel silver covers (wideness, measured from left to right if you have the pickup in front of you). That leaves an ugly crack left and/or right when fitting the pickguard (original Fender) over the body mounted pickup. Not nice. Even though no one would notice that but me... well, you know how ocd'ish we could get if its gear related. So. Question. Does anyone know, where to get an accurately sized US-made (my personal mojo weakness) brass cover for a neck pickup? And why are they so hard to come by?