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Does a chrome pickup cover 'shield'?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by bassteban, Sep 22, 2005.


  1. I read in bassplayer mag(in the article on 50s P-Basses)that the original single-coil pickup used the(PU)cover as a 'shield'(of sorts, I guess). Having just found that my newly-acquired 51 RI P-Bass is very susceptible to directional noise from lighting, I wonder if installing the as-yet-not-installed cover would have any effect. In the BP article, it was mentioned that the original P pickup had a grounding wire attached to the cover- mine does not(FWIW). Anyone have any experience w/this situation?
     
  2. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    It will serve as a partial shield if it is connected to ground.
     
  3. But nothing if not grounded?
     
  4. Lyle Caldwell

    Lyle Caldwell

    Sep 7, 2004
    Memphis
    Nada.
     
  5. I see.