#1
Waxing pickups (dipping them in beeswax)...

erm..

what benefits can come of it?
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#2
potting them it's called.


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#5
You think a squire telecasters pickups are already potted?
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#7
potting decreases microphonic signals that your pickups amplify, it makes your sound smoother and decrerases your feedback squeals.


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#8
They give off a hissing tone that I dont like.. quite loud.. Thought potting might help :P
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#10
Yeah, but I think mine might be a bit in the excessive..

btw.. when I touch the strings they give me a tiny electrical shock... What could that be?
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#12
Yeah. Try this, first:
http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/tele.php
Proper shielding techniques, an anti-shock circuit, and proper grounding will help immensely.
You can get conductive shielding tape, which make sthe job loads easier, at stewmac.com.

And if this doesn't help with the squeal, I wouldn't even repot em. I'd just get new pickups from guitarfetish.com, honestly.
#13
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Yeah, but I think mine might be a bit in the excessive..

btw.. when I touch the strings they give me a tiny electrical shock... What could that be?



It's not from your pickups. You have a ground problem. There is a small chance the ground problem is your amp, but most likely the ground problem is going to be your home wiring. Try plugging your guitar indifferent sockets and in different rooms. It might help.

The problem isn't going to have anything to do with potting.
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#14
I have another more high-quality guitar that does not do that
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#20
^ yeah, pretty much, some might not be, but it will say that in the specs.
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