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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Worshiper, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    What is the purpose of shielding? It seems to me that metal, or metal covered tape, would conduct electricity and short the circuts.

    Also, what do I need to shield, the front of the control panel or teh plate in the back?
  2. the purpose of shielding is keeping electro magnetic interference out of the audio signal. Metal tape does conduct electricity, but it will not short the circuit because only the ground is connected to it, not the hot.

    For shielding to be effective, you have to completely cover the control cavity in whatever conductive material you choose. Front wall, back wall sides, everything.
  3. andvari7


    Aug 28, 2004
    What are the advantages of shielding tape over shielding paint?
  4. Thicker, tougher coating. It has some downsides too.
  5. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN

    It's cheaper, and more readily available, at least where I am it is.