loos Posted June 7, 2010 Report Share Posted June 7, 2010 Hello all, I've just completed my first assembly of a Tele style guitar and am happy with it saving the question of a lot of hum. I know plenty has been written on this topic but I still don't understand what needs to be done and what is window dressing. Should I have used shielded wire for wiring the control plate? Ought I have put a shielding braid inside the tunnels between the pickups and the control plate? I've been wondering if I could simply wrap the entire body in aluminum foil and alligator clip the foil to a ground such as an output jack screw to see if the problem is one of shielding or if the hum is purely wiring related. I realize I haven't a clue regarding a proper debug procedure, and don't know where one ought to use shielded wire. Just to give the layout I have a chambered tele body without any F holes, replacement Fender pots and three way switch, Lace Tele pickups. The pick guard has no shielding, the pickup cavities aren't shielded and there is no shielding paint in the passageways. The wire is 22 gauge Radio Shack stranded hookup wire. When I touch the bridge plate the hum diminishes as it ought to and the pickups respond to screwdriver taps correctly. I haven't put strings on yet since it rather looks as if I'm going to have to remove components. The same amp plugged into the same socket produces almost no hum with my Lace holy grail pickups. I followed the Lace wiring diagram in both cases. Guidance gratefully accepted. loos Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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