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shielding a single coil?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by ejm customs, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. ejm customs

    ejm customs

    Apr 27, 2006
    I just bouhgt a '51 p-bass reissue and it hums a bit. I am not used to this as all other basses I own or have made employ an active humbucker. I've read elsewhere that shilding the pickup cavity with fix this. True? I really dig the tone of the single coil but can't stand the noise.
  2. 1kinal

    1kinal Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Montreal, Qc. Canada
    Endorsing Artist: SIT strings
    Not sure if it will take out the noise totally, but shielding is definately a good idea. Just get some adhesive sheilding tape and cover all the area under the pickup and in the control cavity under the pots.
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Shielding will help, but you will always get some hum. That's why they invented humbuckers ;)

    You will learn to keep a hand on the strings between songs to kill the hum.
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