Post Number: 33
|Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:27 pm: |
Where do you get your shielding paint?
Post Number: 2359
|Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:42 pm: |
Hey ...THAT is a question I always wanted to ask but never dared to!
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:49 pm: |
Courtesy of google...
Post Number: 149
|Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:51 pm: |
Although, foil tape from Home Depot or Lowes works pretty well, too.
Post Number: 585
|Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 3:40 am: |
Also here for european users ;-)
Post Number: 866
|Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 9:48 am: |
Most of the techs I've talked to say foil is more effective for noise suppression. I'm not an expert, but when I put foil in a single coil bass that had previously been insulated (and properly grounded) with Stew Mac paint, the noise problem cleared up completely. I also suspect that insulating paint may have a greater degree of quality variation, depending on the metal in the paint. On the other hand, I've read procedures recommended by otherwise credible luthiers that claim to use ordinary aluminum foil with good results. Go figure. I'd love to hear anyone else's insights into guitar/bass insulating materials.
Post Number: 152
|Posted on Monday, April 03, 2006 - 11:16 am: |
Foil is definitely more effective as a shield than the carbon conducting paint that you buy for guitars. The "good stuff" is equal to foil, but is really expensive ($150+/liter). This stuff has metal (copper, silver, or aluminum) in it and it's what you used to see inside the cases of plastic computer cases (if you ever saw the inside of an old Mac, for instance). It's sprayed in a very thin film, and in more modern electronic stuff that has a non-metal case, it's vapor deposited as part of the case manufacturing process.
Conductive paint is a lot less work to apply and will yield more complete shielding than foil which isn't trimmed and joined around the edges really well.
Aluminum foil should work just fine, but it's hard to solder to the surface which makes for more work or leaks between the pieces.
Post Number: 591
|Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 12:57 am: |
I used aluminium foil for the control cavity of my homemade bass (a long time ago). Never had a noise problem with it.
I remember an old magazine article showing martin peterson building one of his Sei basses and he used a really heavy duty foil insert as he was glueing the body together.
Post Number: 80
|Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 8:14 am: |
If you are clever enough and have the correct metalworkers tools(tinsnips, planishing hammers) you can make a faraday box from thin guage aluminium...this will certainly stop any radio/electrical interference completely