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?shielded cavities?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zavala, Mar 21, 2003.


  1. zavala

    zavala

    Mar 6, 2003
    Tennessee
    i'm changeing the pups and preamp in my bass soon and the cavity was never shielded before. is it really a big diffrence to shield it? if so what are some good places to buy it. i know carvin and warmoth sell copper shield tape. is that the best?
     
  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    You can also use the straight aluminum tape sold locally in most hardware stores... That being said, I just placed an order for another 1/2 pint of the shielding paint from StewMac :)

    -robert
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    It makes a BIG difference.
     
  4. zavala

    zavala

    Mar 6, 2003
    Tennessee
    so now which is better the paint or the tape?
     
  5. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Both are good and will do the job, but paint is easier to apply.
     
  6. zavala

    zavala

    Mar 6, 2003
    Tennessee
    is it a good idea to do the pickup cavities too?
     
  7. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Yes, do both the pickup cavities and the control cavity, and link the two with ground wires. If you do a search here on TalkBass, you will find detailed info on how to do shielding properly.
     
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Wrapping around the pickup cables is good too if they're not shielded.
    Single coils like Jazz Bass pickups can also we wrapped with copper foil, it helps a lot with hum.