#1
Hey guys, me and a friend of mine decided to shield my HSS strat, since we were bored and were pretty sure of what we were supposed to do. So we cover the insides with aluminum foil, and also remove my middle single coil. But, now my humbucker only plays when facing the ceiling. Otherwise it doesn't make any noise. My neck pick up works fine though. Can someone please shine some light on the situation and hopefully help me out? thx in advance
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#3
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grounding out... id use copper or bronze

I didn't think that aluminum would cut it, but he insisted, and yeah no noise :]

How can i fix that?
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I didn't think that aluminum would cut it, but he insisted, and yeah no noise :]

How can i fix that?


Take insurance out on it, go to a gig, play on the neck, be like Jimi Hendrix and pretend its broken, light it on fire, smash on stage, get new guitar.
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#5
http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php

^the ULTIMATE shielding page, troubleshoot there.
BTW aluminum foil does work the best.

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#6
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http://www.guitarnuts.com/wiring/shielding/shield3.php

^the ULTIMATE shielding page, troubleshoot there.
BTW aluminum foil does work the best.

I guess I'll just open it back up and check for any loose ends, especially the ground. Thx
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#7
I warned you against doing it.
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I warned you against doing it.

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I would indeed "fap that thaing", but my dog is looking at me and it feels highly iinappropriate.
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good luck with that! if the world have a nuclear war 3 things would survive; cockroaches, twinkies, and boss pedals
#9
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I didn't think that aluminum would cut it, but he insisted, and yeah no noise :]

How can i fix that?



You cant solder to aluminum so grounding the sheilding when you use aluminum foil can be difficult but it can work. If you don't ground your sheilding then it makes hum worse not better.

Threadstarter. Your humbucker is grounding out on the foil. Look inside the guitar and make sure the shilding isn't touching anything it isn't supposed to.
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#10
^ We didnt do a very neat job, should we use that special sticky sheilding stuff? Or will standard kitchen aluminum foil cut it?
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#11
You've got aluminum foil touching something its not supposed to. There's probably nothing wrong with using the foil you used... you just need to open it up, examine loose points and secure it so nothing is hitting the back of the pots, the sides of the switch, etc...

The fact that it works at one angle tells me the foil is falling back into place at that angle. Open it up, turn it upside down, and see what moves.
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#12
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^ We didnt do a very neat job, should we use that special sticky sheilding stuff? Or will standard kitchen aluminum foil cut it?


Standard kitchen aluminum foil will work but you need some double sided tape or something so that it can be held in place. If you don't tack it down then it's going to move around and ground stuff that you don't want grounded.
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