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shielding a strat

6/26/2004 8:30 PM
gordshielding a strat
This has probably been asked here numerous times. I have a Strat which I love to play. It's got an ash body with Custom Shop '54 pickups, my personal faves. These pickups hum in all five positions. I was thinking about thoroughly shielding the pickguard and control cavity with thick copper tape. With the pickups pretty low in the guitar, I can imagine that a good shielding job would significantly reduce the amount of hum, although not totally.  
Does it really help, or am I being overly optimistic?  

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