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Battery box shielding?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 am
by TeeJay
Would there be any reason to shield the 9v battery box? I never really thought about this until I was redoing an Ibanez bass the other day and noticed they shielded the battery box (somewhat, it was only partially painted and foiled on the cover plate but no shield ground).

Re: Battery box shielding?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:07 am
by bouldersoundguy
Batteries are DC. The should not cause or be subject to interference.

Re: Battery box shielding?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:28 am
by milobender
No need to shield the battery. Are you sure it's shielding in the guitar cavity and not just black paint? On all the stock guitars I remember having, they've painted the cavities black, but it isn't shielding paint... too much. 'Industry Standard' stinks.

Re: Battery box shielding?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:01 am
by TeeJay
Brian I think you are correct, it is just cosmetic black paint in the routes. The weird thing is they took the time to foil the little plastic cover plate for the battery route.

Re: Battery box shielding?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:09 am
by milobender
That's really strange! smile, smile, smile "o)

Re: Battery box shielding?

PostPosted:Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:14 am
by milobender
I've also seen a number of cavities that were shielded, but the shielding wasn't connected to the ground bus... just not understanding the purpose of things.