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  • Can I shield my pickguard with this???

    I'm looking to shield the pickguard on my Fender Mustang. Could I use this?

    http://delphiglass.com/index.cfm?page=itemView&itemsysid=126685&ViewCAT=1 672&startRow=49&returnTo=itemList

    Thanks for any input!
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  • #2
    Sure can... that would be excellent
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    • #3
      You may find copper foil cheaper by the roll at an art or stained glass supply store.
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      • #4
        Sure but why not use some aluminum foil (I use spray glue) you probably have some of that in your pantry.
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        • #5
          That looks like great stuff. I just ordered three sheets for myself.
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          • #6
            Yeah, I considered using aluminum foil as it is the standard, however, this stuff just seemed a bit fancier...and it's self-adhesive, which appeals to the lazy in all of us!

            Would it make any difference which one I go with? (I.E. would the copper shield better then the alum foil?)
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            • #7
              I don't believe that copper will shield better than aluminum foil ( I could be wrong someone correct me) but the advantage of copper is you can solder to it.
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              • #8
                Fender used aluminum in the early '60's Strats (probably because it's cheaper), but I really don't think it would make much difference. I've always used copper.
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                • #9
                  The copper tape has conductive glue, which is the big difference. You just overlap the pieces and you have continuity. On the other hand, I've used metal tape from the home improvement stores on some guitars with good results, with no continuity problems between pieces. Go figure.
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                  • #10
                    I've shielded 2 guitars (Strat style) and 2 P-basses with regular Lowes/Home Depot store aluminum tape. Works great in all of them, no probs with continuity between pieces, made sure to overlap up on the lip so each piece is touching the pickguard's layer of tape.

                    I ran the pickguard's tape perpendicular to the tape in the body cavity.
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