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foam and sheilding paint for my new pickups...

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


  1. thetaurus

    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

    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.