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Copper shielding tape

Postby rick » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:59 pm

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Ok so I am a genius .. It will be written somewhere some time
By somebody after this post or perhaps about the post
I stole the tip from .. But I digress

Adhesive shielding copper tape for guitars mic pres
Ribbon microphone mods you name it DIY
and I am sure
If your reading this post you know you have been meaning to get
Some .. But where ..? it's expensive .. ?

I bought a small piece from dimarzio to shield one guitar
But it was $30 ? Wtf

I gave nick Franklin my little collection of mu metal
Shields

But here it is 10 meters of slug tape
for DIY men .. 12 bucks at bunnings !

Don't start a copper rush .. There is enough for everybody

Slug barrier ..
I am brilliant !
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby jkhuri44 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:39 pm

i bought A4 sheets from the UK $6 each, from ebay.
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby rick » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:58 am

What your slugs can read can they ?
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby jkhuri44 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:27 am

hahaa, no sir. i was looking for a cheaper source of copper shield for my guitar than slug tape :P
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby rick » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:41 am

Christ .. cheaper then slug tape ?
That's low to the ground Jamil
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Ausrock » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:47 am

Leadlight/stained glass suppliers normally carry sticky backed copper tape in various widths ;)
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby rick » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:21 pm

Of coarse ..! Now I am not looking so smart
Next door to me is Sydney stain glass supplies
I can't see how it will be cheaper the slug tape
But all the same .. Good tip!
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Gian » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:20 pm

Slug tape is an awesome tip, Rick!!!
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Hookemeister » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:44 pm

What your slugs can read can they ?


Christ .. cheaper then slug tape ?
That's low to the ground Jamil


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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Ausrock » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:26 pm

rick wrote:Of coarse ..! Now I am not looking so smart
Next door to me is Sydney stain glass supplies
I can't see how it will be cheaper the slug tape
But all the same .. Good tip!


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damn, I just couldn't help that...........roflmao
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby rob » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:47 pm

got my roll of Slugga today.

thanks Rick
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Alastair Reynolds » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:59 pm

Brilliant tip Rick, I'm off to Bunnings tomorrow.
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Hybrid88 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:24 pm

Slugs are a pain, one hitchhiked on the back of our cat a while back and dropped off when the cat went to sleep on my bed, came in to find a *long* trail of silvery slime all over my doona with the slug still at the end of it, thanks cat.. haha
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Chris H » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:02 pm

not long after i got my strat, i lined the cavities with copper sheeting I got from the craft shop. This stuff looks like the ant's pants. Great find Rick!
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Lee » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:19 am

Chris H wrote:not long after i got my strat, i lined the cavities with copper sheeting I got from the craft shop. This stuff looks like the ant's pants. Great find Rick!


Hey Chris, Why did you line the cavities with copper? I'm not a tech but I love guitars.
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Chris H » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:25 am

Because strat's are a noise magnet and in my limited knowledge at the time, I thought the copper lining might cut back the noise a bit. The back of the pick guard was already lined when I bought it so I just lined the wood in the cavity as well.
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby rick » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:37 pm

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I've been busier then a slug
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Lee » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:26 pm

Would you say it"s worth doing as I have a strat and a jaguar with single coils?
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Chris H » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:27 pm

Yes, worth doing.
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Lee » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:34 pm

OK thanks Chris I will give it a go.
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Chris H » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:14 pm

..........that'll be $50 (%)
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby dave01.cooper » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:47 pm

when your 25 year old sticky backed aluminum foil is no longer sticky & flapping about in the wind trying to isolate you're ribbon bantam ties

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slap some slugga on and you're good to go!
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby Chris H » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:01 pm

.....just a quick thought..... :-B ......I'm hoping the glue used on the slugga won't disolve the plastic on your ribbon ties?
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Re: Copper shielding tape

Postby dave01.cooper » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:47 pm

That is a very good question Chris.
Never crossed my mind to be honest, I'll report back if I start loosing channels!
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