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    Hi,

    I'm just looking for opinions on various ways to sheild a pickup. The most common way I see is to have a metal baseplate that is connected to the shield of the cable. However, I have a Peavey pickup that has a plastic base plate, but a copper tape that goes around the sides of the coils.

    What are the advantages/disadvantages of each?

    thanks,

    Al

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    when i have a noisy guitar i shield the whole cavity with copper foil so individual pup shielding isnt a big concern.

    the peavey method is more modern and less expensive, is that copper grounded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy
    when i have a noisy guitar i shield the whole cavity with copper foil so individual pup shielding isnt a big concern.

    the peavey method is more modern and less expensive, is that copper grounded?
    Yep, the shield from the cable is soldered to the copper wrapping. They are in a Peavey from the mid 80s. They are alnico and 14K. The bridge has a nice vocal wuality that I really like.

    al

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