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shielding a 4003 RIC

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Indiana Mike, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike

    Nov 18, 2005
    I was wondering if anyone has shielded a 4003.

    I assume it will NOT get rid of 60 cycle hum.

  2. Thinkarogadum


    Jun 11, 2006
    NE OH
    From what I've seen, Rics are shielded from the factory pretty well. The shielding will cut down on interference from outside sources, but it won't completely get rid of 60 cycle hum.
  3. luknfur


    Jan 14, 2004

    don't know the tech side but in general sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. You can shield both the bay and pup area. If you play out in unfamiliar or a lot of different places, probably a good idea to do cause you're going to run into environmental interference regardless.

    On the other hand I had a set of original 70's Rics from a 4001 and the SD replacements sounded more like Rics than the Rics - and they're both HB's.

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