Grounding a Fender Mustang Tremolo unit, and linking the running ground wire to the internal copper shielding on my Jagstang build...
A set of new, genuine Fender Jaguar shielding plates seems to be an impossible find here in the UK. Additionally - high shipping costs and import taxes means it's not exactly economical to specially ship sets in from the USA. So - why not make a set, myself, from scratch?
Shielding a Fender Jazzmaster body with copper foil together with the, more traditional, brass plates and "tub".
It might seem like overkill to some - but I want to properly shield my USA Custom Jaguar body with some copper foil. While I'm at it - I can sort out a few grounding issues
I've finally got hold of the basic components, to begin putting together my own, Wilko Johnson style, Fender Telecaster.
Shielding my Jazzmaster with a home-made brass tub might do the job in traditional style - but it's harder than it looks.
Swapping out the body of my Ash Stratocaster seemed like one of those tasks which needn't take too long. However - after a finishing process which took a couple of weeks from start to finish - I'm beginning to realise how much I missed it. And there's still a way to go... But it's beginning to look like it might well be worth the wait...
I'm still trying to source a suitable neck for the Dragoncaster. Since I need the neck in place to check the final scatchplate and control plate positions, I'm left with only a few bits and pieces I can do to push the project along. At least I can get the ground side of the circuit sorted.
The Telecaster control circuit is about a basic a circuit as exists for electric guitars. There's an additional modification in this case - the addition of a treble bleed - but the circuit is simple, and ideal for a relative beginner in guitar electronics like me, to get to know how things get connected
With the neck, scratchplate, body and now hardware, all having been "aged", and with other bits and pieces in various states of preparation - a couple of days focus should see the Strummercaster finally start to come together.