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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Wootenjr304, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    What's the shiny stuff on the back of my pickguard? I switched out pickguards and the old one had the material on the back but the new one doesn't. Is this stuff necessary ?
  2. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

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    Shielding for the electronics cavities probably. If no hum, no problem.
  3. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me. Supporting Member

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    Silvery stuff? Shielding tape. It's necessary if your bass hums, but if it doesn't you should be okay.

    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mistaken. :D
  4. Wootenjr304

    Wootenjr304

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    It's a p bass if that matters. So nothing is gonna get damaged without this stuff?
  5. line6man

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    Shielding on pickguards doesn't really offer any shielding benefit. It is there to ground static discharges from the plastic.

    Whether or not it is necessary depends on whether or not you have issues with static.

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