foam and sheilding paint for my new pickups...

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by thetaurus, May 28, 2003.

  1. thetaurus


    May 28, 2002
    Muncy, PA
    okay...i've decided on dimarzio ultra jazz pickups for my mia jazz bass. but i've heard that it's a good thing to sheild the pickup/control cavities with shielding paint, and to use different foam than what comes with the pickups. so...what do you recommend, and where can i get it? thanks.
  2. rick123


    Oct 20, 2001
    Evanston, Wyoming
    I just bought a half-pint can of sheilding paint from Stew-Mac and that appears to be enough for about 500 instruments. Use three coats and you should be set. There was extensive discussion on this topic a week or two ago.You might try a search for more info. I use the foam from a mousepad, sometimes a couple of thicknesses. This method works well. Besides the pickup screw springs, many companies are using little pieces of rubber tubing.I prefer the foam rubber.
    Good luck.