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Thread: Shielding for HB-4 (or any totally hollow body)?

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    Shielding for HB-4 (or any totally hollow body)?

    Search has turned up nothing that I could find readily useful.

    My HB-4 was a gift & my brothers included copper shielding tape as would normally be expected, but I'm clueless on its usage in the violin-bass-with-single-large-cavity scenario. However, every application of shielding I've seen is for an enclosed pickup cavity & no such thing exists in the HB-4. In the HB threads I've found I saw no mention of shielding, or I'm blind.

    Any advice on whether shielding is beneficial in the HB-4? Is it even doable? Would gluing in & shielding a suspended pickup cavity made from plywood, underneath both pickups & perhaps also the control panel, be advisable?

    Peter

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    I built my HB4 bass recently using the stock pickups. I didn't use any shielding and it sounds great with no buzz or hum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyedson View Post
    I built my HB4 bass recently using the stock pickups. I didn't use any shielding and it sounds great with no buzz or hum.
    Thanks Jimmy, that's reassuring to know. I guess I've got ample shielding now for my next build!

    Do you have a build thread or completed pics?

    Peter

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    I haven't really documented any of my builds but I really should after building 4 guitars!

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