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upgrading shielding for (Ibanez) bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by billoetjen, May 14, 2005.

  1. Hi Folks,
    I recently bought a new Ibanez GSR200 4 string with the flamed maple sunburst finish. Got it from a local dealer in Burlington. I love the look, its sound and controls. My amp is an Ampeg ba110 which is just what I needed. The amp is veerrrry quiet. The guitar is not.
    Quite a bit of RF and EM noise.
    I'm thinking of upgrading the shielding using the techniques described in the Guitarnuts site.

    In fact, the body cavity of this bass does not appear to have any shielding in it. Is this possible?
    Anybody have suggestions, or warnings?
  2. ESP-LTD


    Sep 9, 2001
    I had a Squier P-bass years back that was an excellent axe, but it had no shielding. 15 minutes and $5 of shielding tape was all it took to make it a great bass.

    No shielding- is it possible? Oh yeah.

    I just picked up a little project bass from a pawn shop, and not a scrap of shielding (and they didn't use shielded wire either).