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Jan 05, 2011 · using both copper and aluminum shielding Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by jivetrain, Sep 20, 2008. Sep 20, 2008 #1. jivetrain Tele-Holic. Posts: 610. Joined: ... The usual strat/tele wiring (jumping pots together, and grounding bridge to tone to volume is a major ground-loop and radio antenna-like hum catching device, which makes no ...

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Dec 11, 2019 · Telecaster Shielding How-To. Now that we have the why out of the way, let’s get to the how. To shield the guitar, we’ll coat each of the cavities and the pickguard with a layer of copper or aluminum foil. You can also use guitar shielding paint. The shielding material is your choice. We recommend using copper foil tape.

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Mar 17, 2011 · I use copper exclusively as it is much cleaner, neater, has the conductive adhiesive, and can be soldered... You're correct that aluminum cannot be soldered. Stew-Mac sells the roles and they do last a LOOOOOONG time if used carefully. Duncan SSL-1 with 100% copper shield (poles left open) 100% shielding on custm wired Strat.

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Copper or aluminium tape are more readily available and a cheaper alternative. To shield your guitar you will need; - 2-3m of 50mm wide copper shielding tape (with conductive adhesive) - Scissors - A digital multimeter. NOTE - while this is hardly a dangerous job, the edges of the copper foil tape can become very sharp. Watch your fingers! The Pickguard

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Nov 01, 2019 · Both metals are popular and work well, but aluminum probably has a larger market share, because of the lower cost. Copper tape usually has conductive adhesive and is much easier to solder than aluminum. Aluminum tape has more of a general purpose that often lacks conductive adhesive. Aluminum is also tricky to solder.

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Feb 08, 2011 · I used to use aluminum foil and spray-glue on some of my early guitars. It actually worked pretty well and was a heck of a lot cheaper than shielding paint or tape, but looked pretty DIY. Maybe somebody should start making metal pickup cavities and control cavities that could just get dropped into the guitar, and then grounded.

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Jun 18, 2012 · Copper has the advantage of being easier to solder on. You can solder on aluminum, but this usually requires a different type of solder and resin, depending on which type aluminum. Fairly often though, it's possible to solder on aluminum by scratching it up and apply a presolder layer at a higher temperature.

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Mar 21, 2019 · I like the idea of using both conductive shielding paint and copper foil. The paint is definitely easier to use on the guitar body (faster, and works better with all the contours.) It makes sense to use the foil on pickguards because the paint does not adhere very well. Your article is …

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Feb 28, 2011 · Flyingbanana is right on. I've used both copper and aluminum, I find copper to be better. Especially the kind with the conductive adhesive. It's expensive, but worth it. If you do the job right, you can make a single-coil guitar virtually silent. I've done it on some strats, and the results are nothing short of staggering.

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Mar 17, 2011 · I use copper exclusively as it is much cleaner, neater, has the conductive adhiesive, and can be soldered... You're correct that aluminum cannot be soldered. Stew-Mac sells the roles and they do last a LOOOOOONG time if used carefully. Duncan SSL-1 with 100% copper shield (poles left open) 100% shielding on custm wired Strat.

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There are two main methods to shield a guitar – shielding graphite paint (conductive paint) or more commonly, aluminium or copper tape. Many guitars will come from the factory with conductive paint covering the control and pickup cavities but this is not always the most effective way to shield a guitar.

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Jun 18, 2012 · It really doesn't matter what you use. Copper does conduct better than aluminum, but it isn't relevant at all. The purpose of shielding is to block electromagtic interference agains hum induced in the pickup coils, which both materials will do jus fine (technically, it's all about creating a Faraday cage).

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Nov 01, 2019 · Both metals are popular and work well, but aluminum probably has a larger market share, because of the lower cost. Copper tape usually has conductive adhesive and is much easier to solder than aluminum. Aluminum tape has more of a general purpose that often lacks conductive adhesive. Aluminum is also tricky to solder.

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Oct 07, 2019 · Place a small piece of aluminum foil between the pickguard and the control plate. The pickguard needs to be grounded too. Place it in the area of a pickguard screw and the front control plate screw so that it will make good contact. You could probably use your shielding tape too.

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Use Buzz Kill Copper Tape. to shield your guitar! One of the ways to do this is to glue aluminum or copper foil to the underside of a pickguard. As the Fender Strat already had an aluminum shield installed underneath the pickguard, I opted to try something on my Squier Classic Vibe Tele. There was a small patch of aluminum foil installed around ...

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Oct 29, 2020 · Shielding Tape. Shielding tape is a narrow strip of metal on a roll. It acts very much like ordinary tape, and in many cases, it will have an adhesive on one side to hold it in place. The tape can be any of several metals, but copper and aluminum are by far the most common. Copper tape is more expensive and often has a conductive adhesive.

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Sep 09, 2016 · The only reason you are talking about putting in copper tape is because most major guitar makers don't properly shield their guitars because they'd rather pinch a penny and hope that you don't know or don't care. But early Fenders were shielded rather …

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Dec 06, 2008 · For general shielding I mostly use copper foil, but I also use aluminum. If you are using aluminum foil or tape, you can stick some conductive adhesive copper foil to it and solder to that. I avoid that carbon conductive paint. It's not thick enough and too resistive. The silver or nickel paint is better, but I stick with copper foil.

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The copper shielding went on very well. There's plenty of foil so you can practice a little, make mistakes, and toss some. I did get one piece where I wasn't getting electrical continuity across the adhesive per my ohm meter and I put a spot of solder on the seam. That's the main reason to use copper for shielding and not aluminum.

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Shielding foil for the covers means you coat the the side facing the electronics. Just make sure though that when you do this part, its aluminum coating will be connected with the cavity’s aluminum coating. After doing this you need to ground the shield using a bus wire, a tape and a soldering iron to connect it to the volume pot’s back.

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Oct 13, 2017 · Shield the pickguard and guitar cavity. The web is full of great DIY instructions for doing this, so I won't rehash that info here. But I will add one thing: In my experience, copper foil is superior to aluminum foil or tape, as well as all forms of shielding paint. And remember, it's crucial that all shielding materials are connected to ground.

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One reader reports he found a suitable copper foil at a craft store (Michael's) for about $8.00. The aluminum foil is used on the back of the pickguard and may be used to shield the body cavity. If you use one of the other options to shield the body cavity, and your pickguard is …

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May 27, 2020 · Agents of shielding. Here’s what you’ll need to get started: The foil tape of your choosing, most commonly copper or aluminium. While copper is indeed the better conductor, it also carries an increased price per metre. Aluminium is only slightly weaker for guitar shielding purposes, but it’s both …

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Mar 21, 2019 · I like the idea of using both conductive shielding paint and copper foil. The paint is definitely easier to use on the guitar body (faster, and works better with all the contours.) It makes sense to use the foil on pickguards because the paint does not …

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Jan 22, 2020 · Alternative Guitar Shielding. In our discussion of how to use shielded guitar wire, we should also consider alternatives, such as guitar shielding paint or copper/aluminum foil tape. For both methods, remove the electronics and cover the …

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Sep 09, 2016 · The only reason you are talking about putting in copper tape is because most major guitar makers don't properly shield their guitars because they'd rather pinch a penny and hope that you don't know or don't care. But early Fenders were shielded rather …

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One reader reports he found a suitable copper foil at a craft store (Michael's) for about $8.00. The aluminum foil is used on the back of the pickguard and may be used to shield the body cavity. If you use one of the other options to shield the body cavity, and your pickguard is …

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Oct 13, 2017 · Shield the pickguard and guitar cavity. The web is full of great DIY instructions for doing this, so I won't rehash that info here. But I will add one thing: In my experience, copper foil is superior to aluminum foil or tape, as well as all forms of shielding paint. And remember, it's crucial that all shielding materials are connected to ground.

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Oct 26, 2019 · The aluminum foil does need to be under the pots, so apply it with the electronics removed. Make sure that when you replace the cover, the aluminum on it will make contact with the aluminum in the cavity. Ground the Shield. With everything coated in aluminum, we need to ground the shield. The easiest way to ground it is to use another bus wire.

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Jan 10, 2008 · Here’s how to block those signals out with copper foil and shielding paint. We offer shielding paint, a shielding kit, and rolls of copper tape in three widths. The kit contains a variety of copper tape plus shielded and insulated wire. I use the kit, …

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Jul 30, 2011 · Its pretty simple really, get some copper shielding tape from stewmac. Cover The parts of the pickguard that cover the guitars routes. Solder a wire lead from the copper shielding to the back of the volume pot. The page linked above was not working for …

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Aug 06, 2010 · I shun the tin-foil methode, as it is tricky to get in cleanly and tends to tear away too easily. Copper shielding tape is best, and the good stuf is actually conductive through the adhesive: STEWMAC.COM : Conductive Copper Tape Note the "tabs" of copper that will meet with the p/g shield when it's screwed down.

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May 13, 2012 · If you really want to go crazy, form a shield from copper shim stock and solder the corners. Oct 11, 2009 #6. PilbaraBass. Jul 19, 2004 ... i use aluminum-foil tape .....the kind used to seal A/C ... Guitars are never double shielded but a double shield would be one copper box supported inside an outer copper box with an insulating layer ...

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To shield the guitar, we will coat each of the cavities and the pickguard with a layer of copper or aluminum foil. You can also use guitar shielding paint. The shielding material is your choice. We recommend using copper foil tape. You can buy it at any hardware store, and you can solder to

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Note: Aluminum shielding will not accept solder. Use our Conductive Copper Tape for shielding jobs where solder connections are required. Tip: For more complete shielding, line your pickup and control cavities with self-adhesive Conductive Copper Tape, or several coats of brush-on Conductive Shielding Paint. Extend a bit of the tape or paint ...

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Mar 18, 2012 · I go to Home Depot (or Lowes, Menards, etc) and buy a roll of aluminum HVAC tape for about $12. There is enough tape to shield many guitars. I usually shield as much as possible including the back of the pickguard. I check continuity along the way. I've never had a problem with the HVAC tape.