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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Jaguars & Jazzmasters / Sheilding



Oct 26th, 2016 09:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm replacing the pups and electronics in my MIJ Jazzmaster. It has no sheilding in the cavity. I bought adhesive brass tape for the job. Where should I place the tape?

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Oct 26th, 2016 02:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Cover the bottom and sides of all the routed cavities that house either PUs or wire. Make sure all of the tape connects together electrically, solder if need be, test with a VOM, Connect a ground wire to the shielding from the back of the volume pot.

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Dec 11th, 2016 10:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Like Hammond wrote, make sure the various cavities have continuity with each other.

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Laws of Physics

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Dec 11th, 2016 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

The back of the pickguard needs to be shielded too (usually with aluminum foil). Best practice is to have the sides of the cavity shielding fold over onto the top of the guitar for 1/4" or so, such that you get good contact between the cavity shielding and the pickguard shielding when the pickguard is screwed down.

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Jan 7th, 2017 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Have a look at the video at the link below.

There are plenty of others on youtube but I like the cut of Dave's jib ;)

I'd do what Dave says :)

(This message was last edited by windmill at 08:45 PM, Jan 7th, 2017)

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