Shielding?

Bellows1

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This has probably been asked before...


What is the easiest way to shield wiring? What wires need to be shielded?

Thank you. Bill
 

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None of the original 1959 Les Pauls were shielded, so I don't think you should worry about it... :cool::D

The Wires from the pickups & switch already had metal braid as the shield/ground, to shield even more is double-redundant.

IMHO/My 2¢/YMMV.
 

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Stewart MacDonald has shielding paint, It works good.
A little stinky though, but very easy.:naughty:
I think its like 35 Dollars.
 

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IMO, as long as your pickups wires are shielded, the switch wire is shielded, and the lead to the output is shielded, like Billy said, you don't really need any more.

When I worked in a repair shop I did a lot of shielding, and some friends still have me shield their guitars.

But the shielding changes the capacitance of the guitar, and imho, hurts the tone.

With quality shielded wire, sheilding the cavity, or wrapping the parts in foil doesn't make much difference as far as noise.

So for the best tone, try to just have as little shielding as necessary.
 

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You don't need no shielding...it lets them know you're alive...

 
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