March 23rd, 2006, 09:53 PM
O.K. my '67 hardly has any finish on it. My new Chambered Tele has the lacquer finish on the body and back of the rosewood neck. The one with the finish gets alot more static. Any connection? Yes, I have hot air heat, low humidity, and crappy wall to wall carpeting. But why would one guitar have more than the other?
March 23rd, 2006, 10:28 PM
okay, I'm gonna self identify as wildly mentally deficient here.. but, when I got my 69 MIJ RI thinline a few years ago, it had so much static electricity it made the guitar a nuissance... I finally bought some of that copper lining tape and resoldered all the jacks and switches and what not, replaced a few parts (i've since added texas specials to it and replaced the pots etc) anyway, I just made sure the thing was adequately grounded and for whatever reason, it stopped with the static electricity.
I am not trying to establish cause/effect here, just a desperate man with a fairly expensive guitar (for me) that was not giving the love I wanted.... and I thought doing this might help. I actually hate solutions like this... typically I prefer rational solutions that are repeatable.... but as Dr. John once said, "sometimes you gotta see the shaman."
March 24th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Thanks. I got some info from Jason Lollar. He said to put some aluminum foil on the back of the pickguard and ground it. I know what you mean. " Beware of things that fix themselves."
March 24th, 2006, 07:10 PM
oh cool... that is exactly the effect of what I did... but, now I know kind of why... nice.. thanks for putting what a real tech says to do...
March 30th, 2006, 11:10 AM
ive had the static prob and solved it 100% by covering the back of the pickgaurd with copper,soldering a wire to that and soldering the other end of the wire to the back of a pot. has worked everytime for me. :D