#1
I'm about to tear my strat to pieces to customize it, and I was wondering if it's possible to overshield, like to the point of losing sustain or something. I have shielding tape I want to line the cavity in, and then I want to get that foil stuff that goes under the pickguard if it's not there already.

Should I be ok doing this?
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#2
Sheilding stops other sources messing up your guitar single, radios etc,

it has nothing to do with how well the string vibrates, which is what will affect sustain, as long as you dont change the way the string is vibrating, you cannot overshield.




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#3
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Sheilding stops other sources messing up your guitar single, radios etc,

it has nothing to do with how well the string vibrates, which is what will affect sustain, as long as you dont change the way the string is vibrating, you cannot overshield.


But couldn't it affect how the pickups interact with the wood?
Guitars:
Fender Standard Strat
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass
Martin DX1

Amps:
Peavey Classic 50/212

Pedal Board:
Gator 8-Bus
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Digitech Bad Monkey
Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger
ISP Decimator
Dual button footswitch
#4
Pickups don't interact with wood. They interact with metal, on the strings. Because they're magnets.
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Pickups don't interact with wood. They interact with metal, on the strings. Because they're magnets.


When I say interact, I mean how the wood affects the tone.
Guitars:
Fender Standard Strat
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass
Martin DX1

Amps:
Peavey Classic 50/212

Pedal Board:
Gator 8-Bus
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Digitech Bad Monkey
Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger
ISP Decimator
Dual button footswitch
#6
Yeah, the wood affects the tone by how well your hardware connects with it.
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ok, thanks.
Guitars:
Fender Standard Strat
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass
Martin DX1

Amps:
Peavey Classic 50/212

Pedal Board:
Gator 8-Bus
Boss TU-2 Tuner
Digitech Bad Monkey
Ibanez CF7 Chorus/Flanger
ISP Decimator
Dual button footswitch