Fishman Fluence Telecaster : To shield or not to shield

Melange

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Hello Guys,

In the past, I've used passive single coils on my teles. Before installing them, I shield all cavities with cooper foil .

I finished my building my latest telecaster. I'm planning on installing a set of Greg Koch Fishman Fluence pickups. This is the first time I'm installing active noise cancelling single coils.

Should I shield the cavities ? These pickups are hum free so I assume shielding is not required . Even so , before drilling screw holes and solder the whole thing together, I would like to know the experts' opinions on this matter.

Thanks in advance!
 

testing1two

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In pragmatic terms you should be just fine without shielding.

That said certain kinds of noise can be induced into the wiring regardless of the pickup type. Gibson chose to use shielded cable even when they invented the humbucker. So shielding the control cavity and using shielded cable for the signal wires is never a bad idea IMO (pickup shielding is another story).
 

Melange

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In pragmatic terms you should be just fine without shielding.

That said certain kinds of noise can be induced into the wiring regardless of the pickup type. Gibson chose to use shielded cable even when they invented the humbucker. So shielding the control cavity and using shielded cable for the signal wires is never a bad idea IMO (pickup shielding is another story).
Thanks !
 

larry1096

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It would also make it easier to swap standard SC pickups back in if, in the future, you chose to do so.

Larry
 

Gig Young

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Let us know how you like the pickups after you play them awhile!!

Good luck!
 




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