Boston Area Tech for Shielding a Strat...

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  1. football

    football Silver Supporting Member

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    If you know someone you respect as being knowledgeable in that area, please let me know.

    I have zero interest in doing it myself/will not be doing it.

    Thank you
     
  2. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member

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    are you sure it isn't shielded already... often it's just a conductive paint, but that's all it really needs.

    Ron Kirn
     
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  3. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

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    Shielding made my Strat sound worse and, after one gig, I ripped it out the next day...but, sometimes, you just have to try things out for yourself. Good luck!
     
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  4. football

    football Silver Supporting Member

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    Not 100% sure Ron.

    Also quite possible something else could be behind these excessive buzzing type sounds (not 60 cycle). When I take my hands off the strings it gets way louder.

    It's the only guitar I have/have used that's exhibiting such extreme buzzing.
     
  5. Ron Kirn

    Ron Kirn Gold Supporting Member

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    take a piece of scrap wire... wrap it around a string... then around one of the pot shafts, or the switch shaft... if the hum is diminished when you aren't touching it... then the ground wire between the tremolo spring claw and the ground point inside is not connected... easy fix..

    if the hum continues anyway there are several things it could be... ranging from a pickup coil winding shorted to a magnet... the pup could still work.. to some loose funk in the control cavity shorting out something....

    rk
     
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  6. schwa

    schwa Member

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    Mouradian guitars in Winchester is one of the best for guitar work in the area, but I wouldn't be surprised if Jim suggested that you "just let a Strat be a Strat" when you talk to him. They're very good, but there will be a wait before you can take it in. They will also be well versed in possible alternatives.
     
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    Dawg76 Silver Supporting Member

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    Guitar Doctor in Whitman.
     
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