- May 9, 2021
- Reaction score
- RIKER'S ISLAND,NYC
GOOD, by 'SWITCH' you mean the Toggle Switch I am figuring ?Back on subject...
I fitted my shielded switch wiring to the LP this afternoon, and I'm pleased to say it has significantly reduced the hum. Not entirely eliminated it, but down to a level that I can't differentiate it over my Marshall Origin50's regular "yeah they all do that" background noise.
It took me a while, thru trial and error, to realize that the SHIELDING of the Toggle Switch Cavity was what needed to be done. I actually had no idea as I am not an Electrician or Electronics Technician. I also never heard a PEEP out of GIBSON USA as to why they stopped putting the Black Shielding Paint on the guitars that I purchased new from March 2017 until April 2021...there were no announcements of any sort, that I saw anyway, from GIBSON USA. AND when I saw that a certain 2020 SG Standard does in fact have the Black Shielding Paint inside the control cavity once again......... it was a surprise as I have become accustomed to seeing just the bare-wood inside the Control Cavity.
I also did get a 2021 FLYING V '70's Tribute that does NOT have a Control Cavity.....I had a problem with one of the pickups shortly after it arrived, yes? This guitar is like the Batwing SG's as it has the Eletronics/pickups attached to the Pick-Guard. When I took off the Pickguard to see if I could attempt to get the sound to come out of the Neck Pickup again I saw what the problem was (two wires touching) and that the back of the Pick-Guard, underneath the Mounted Eletronics had/has a piece of silver coloured tape. This silver tape doesn't look like any Copper Shielding Tape I have ever seen or any Shielding Tape that I have used on my other 'needed-to-be-shielded' guitars, yes?.....B BU BUT..... but the guitar is quiet enough and the sound is back to coming out of the neck pickup again......SOOOOO, I certainly don't care if the Tape is purple....there were also no announcements from GIBSON USA that they had resumed putting SHIELDING Tape on the USA Line electric guitars again either.