Ok, here is another conundrum..This body ( BTW there will be a bottom copper plate there it has the jack hole within the cavity, as you can see. I want to be able to pull the pick-guard and have all the guts come out in one, save perhaps the shielding connection from the pots ( might do as a wire & screw or from the shaft connection ? ). Not sure how to proceed here. If I shield that jack hole, its gonna be trouble. I will use a football plate to hold the jack. I am concerned about the jack touching the shielding material, its a tight fit.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2009 23:53:51 GMT -5 by angelodp
I have had to deal with the same issue, and I like to keep things simple ... but I don't like the idea of using electrical insulating tape that may lose adhesion.
My solution was to cut and fasten* a bit of a lid from a plastic margarine tub or the like where you need it to be on the shielding so that - if the tip of the jack touches anything - it touches the non-conductive bit of thin plastic.
(* with something that won't lose adhesion ... maybe 3M spray adhesive or something - applied to the bit of plastic, not the shield)
Ok, I see. So the inner wall of that little tube the jack goes into get the plastic wall. But what about the rest of the shielding which is not continued into that area... does it need to extend into the cavity. Its just the tip that I am concerned with right. As long as the tip or wire or part of the jack armature that is connected to the tip does not ground out.
Also, on my Dano pups, three wire. The ground for the casing is isolated from the other two wires, so if any part of the casing or springs or screws that attach the pup to the pick-guard touch the copper shielding its not a problem right??