Shielding a Guitar Apr 28, 2013 6:07:43 GMT -5
Post by ozboomer on Apr 28, 2013 6:07:43 GMT -5
I've done exactly that before today... and have found that you can hear a bit of noise/hum improvement with just the pickguard shielding (being done with 'heavy duty' kitchen foil).
...but to MY ears, there is certainly a greater improvement with the cavity treated (whether it's done with the kitchen foil OR with 2-3 coats of shielding paint) AND if there is a connection made between the pickguard shielding and the cavity shielding... and the whole 'cage' is grounded.
...but as always, YMMV... particularly, depending on your environment, the pickups, etc.