shielding my bass

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tendie10, May 16, 2004.

  1. tendie10


    Feb 29, 2004
    my question is this: can i use aluminum foil tape to shield my control cavity, pick-up slots? i know copper foil is the main choice but i cant find any locally.will this work? your input will be of great help.
  2. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
    I recently shielded a strat and it seemed to turn out OK. Follow the instructions on this website:
    I don't see any bass diagrams here but the same principals apply. I think I read somewhere on this site that the author thinks the difference between aluminum foil and copper tape is not noticeable.

    I used 3M's spray adhesive and aluminum foil. I covered the back of the pickguard and the control cavity, and made sure that the foil and the pickguard were connected electrically. The cavity was grounded to the strat's tremolo mechanism and all other grounds were common.