One reason the first mini-humbuckers were relatively quiet pickups was the small space inside the cover for the coils and magnet. Louder mini-buckers can sound muddy, as if the sound itself were crowded inside the pickup. DiMarzio wanted a hotter, thicker sound, but they also wanted the pickup to ÂspeakÂ clearly. The DiMarzioÂ® Hot Minibuckerâ¢ accomplishes this. ItÂs both very warm and open sounding, and 4-conductor wiring offers effective split and dual-sound options. Like all of DiMarzioÂs covered pickups, the DiMarzioÂ® Hot Minibuckerâ¢ is wax potted both before and after cover installation to eliminate microphonic squeal. This DiMarzio Humbucker pickup is available in a Chrome Tops version - a veneer of solid metal bonded to the tops of the coils, hand polished to a mirror finish and heavily plated to the same standards as fine jewelry. The solid metal surface is as tough and durable as traditional metal pickup covers but gives you the modern look of uncovered pickups.