Strat Style Guitar #6: What a buzz kill!

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Blog entry by DanMelander posted 10-02-2016 02:49 AM 992 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I decided to sheild the pickups to eliminate more buzz and hum. Here is a photo of one of the pickups with it’s cover removed.

I wrapped each coil with copper foil and replaced the wiring with 2-wire sheilded cable. Connected the shield to the copper foil and ran all the pickup grounds and shields to a common ground on the volume pot. Forgot to take a photo of the completed wiring. Shielding the pickups helpd a lot.

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#1 posted 10-04-2016 01:49 AM

I usually inlay a copper lining on the bottom of the body rout. Used to put it on the pick guard but found it too much of a hassle. Solder the ground wires to it. You know there are two of them. Takes the buzz and peak hum out of it. I don’t make my own strats but I do modify them and repair them. Nothing bites at your ears like a Strat.

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