Shielding pickup cavities
I've recently done some upgrades to a bass of mine and I would like to try shielding the pickups to reduce noise and get the most out of my pickups. Does anyone have any recommedations on tutorials or products to use? I have looked at some stuff on stewmac and have also considered using the shielding paint.
Anyone have anything to share on the subject?
You might want to do a search. There are MANY threads on this topic.
There are a few threads about, a search will find them.
That said, its a fairly simple process. Basically you are trying to make a contained area where the only non covered area its the front of the pups. Just get some of the adhesive copper tape from stew Mac or wherever, disassemble the bass, add the tape to basically all the cavities, re assemble.
Shielding the pickup cavities is not useful if you have humbuckers and it might even change the sound if you get too much shielding inside the magnetic field (via Eddie Currents).
I'm curious too about the shielding paint.
Is it as good or better than tape?
Any conductor with no holes, no matter how thin, works the same against electrostatic interference.
Yes, the foil has to be grounded.
Copper is often used over aluminum because it is easier to solder different sections together.
Also it is easier to solder grounding wires onto it. Copper tape is also available with conductive
adhesive, which makes soldering together the various sections of foil unneccesary. Just have to
With aluminum or paint, a small wood screw and washer is usually used to attach
a grounding wire.
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