#1
will a soda can work to shield a guitar? i know aluminum transfer electricity and can be used as the guitar shield and ground, also i seen pickguards with aluminum backing so...

what do you guys think?

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#3
more that a $0.60 can of soda

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
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#4
wow copper shielding is like 5 bucks and aluminum foil is in your kitchen most probably...
#5
i would guess aluminum foil would be too thin

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#6
Quote by Nagashiro
i would guess aluminum foil would be too thin


Its not too thin, its as thin as the copper shielding, and thicker than shielding paint. Foil works fine. Use some spray glue to hold it down.
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#7
You can get the extra thick aluminum foil at a dollar store, and it works great and seems to be easier to work with than the cheaper, thinner aluminum foil. Plus, it won't wrinkle, crimp, or tear as easily. Much better in the long run, from experience.
#8
cool, i may use the can so i can solder on it with out worrying about breaking it.

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Last edited by Nagashiro at Nov 28, 2009,
#9
I used aluminum foil, it wasn't funt o use, now I ordered copper foil with an adhesive back so it should be a breeze.
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#10
The problem with a can is that it will be difficult to flatten, and you will cut yourself and get tetanus.
Use aluminum foil.
#12
Quote by Nagashiro
cool, i may use the can so i can solder on it with out worrying about breaking it.



Aluminum foil works great, and I've used it successfully many times. However, it does NOT take solder; copper foil does, but no aluminum, so if you use it, you need to "wire" it into your grounding with a sink screw or some similar mechanism that actually makes tight physical contact.
#13
this been very helpfully, yeah i know about the blade like of a can, but i have gloves.

i plan on cutting the soda can, flatten it by sandwiching it between 2 pieces of wood clamp together, and il post my results once my project is done

Guitar : Fender CIJ Mustang and a Telecaster
Amp : 76 fender champ
Pedals : BBE green screamer, Big muff, Ibanez LU20 Pedal Tuner, boss loop pedal