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Kitchen aluminum foil as cavity shielding ?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by littlebadboy, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I went to the Home Depot and Lowe's in my area looking for the slug tape last year, they didn't have it and had never heard of it. That when I got the aluminum tape, it's a lot easier than trying to glue aluminum foil in place.
     

  2. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    It should be the same as the adhesive of the Slug Tape which wasn't made for cavity shielding of guitars. I haven't had any issues with the aluminum tape, but I haven't been on any stages for some time.
     

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  4. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    On one of my guitars, I did the aluminum tape in strips going in one direction. Then took a piece of wrapped up aluminum foil in a strip, put it down the middle of a piece of tape, and then ran the tape across the aluminum strips.

    Of course, the shielding of my guitars looks like a complete, total hack-job. But it works.
     
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  5. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    I have shielded a couple dozen guitars with one roll of that Nashua aluminum tape. Keep in mind that the cavity shielding even when done right (using an ohm meter to verify electrical continuity) only fixes half the idle noise of the guitar -- replace the two bare wires that go to the jack with a shielded cable.

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  7. televillian

    televillian Tele-Meister

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  8. sjohnbruton

    sjohnbruton Tele-Holic

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    +1!!

    Also, if you use HVAC aluminum tape and need to jumper two areas together (because the adhesive is not conductive) you can take a strip of regular aluminum foil and tape it down with clear packing tape. Works great!

    John
     

  9. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    HA ha, and keeps aliens from interfacing with your brain!
     
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  10. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

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    MISCONCEPTION!!!!.....they still get through occasionally.
     
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  11. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

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    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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  13. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Holic

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    As long as there is continuity throughout the cavity, of course it will. Will it look nice? Maybe not... is foil/copper tape cheap at home depot? Yes, you won't use the whole roll anyway. Some kinds come with a coating over the foil though so watch out for that.
     

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