Shielding a Strat

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by slipperyfingers, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. slipperyfingers

    slipperyfingers Member

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    Hey,
    I have had some noisey static while picking, where my third finger on my picking hand slides across the guard. I also have issues with the staggered pole pups that came on my Anderson (basically I guess I'm too uncoordinated to keep from stiking them with my pick and fingers), so I ordered some new pups and copper tape, and went to town. I'm patiently awaiting a set of Lollar Vintage Blackface pickups...I can't wait!

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  2. vroom

    vroom Member

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    Nice! How much copper tape did you use and how much did it cost?
     
  3. slipperyfingers

    slipperyfingers Member

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    I bought it from stew-mac...it was $17.00 or so for the kit. It is enough to do at least two guitars.

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  4. K-man

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    Does the copper tape you used have conductive adhesive? If not don't forget to add some solder to all the joints where the tape overlaps.

    Nice neat job BTW!
     
  5. slipperyfingers

    slipperyfingers Member

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    Yeah it has conductive adhesive. Thanks for the props...I just hope it works. :BEER

    -SF
     

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