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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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RG570 and shielding paint in control cavities

Hey, I have a 1991 RG570 that started buzzing recently and I found that the ground wire had come loose from the tremolo claw. I also opened up the control and jack cavities while I was there to see if everything looked ok. On a whim I decided to check the shielding paint that I found in those 2 cavities and it does not appear to be conductive at all according to the meter.

I'm not the original owner so I wanted to ask if these models did have shielding paint installed in them at the factory? Or did somebody just blow it and use the wrong kind of paint?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 06:06 PM
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Re: RG570 and shielding paint in control cavities

The cavities should be shielded.
If the paint is gone-just use some copper tape.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: RG570 and shielding paint in control cavities

Just to be clear, there is paint there. It just is not conductive and is useless. Can the stuff go bad over time?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 07:01 PM
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Re: RG570 and shielding paint in control cavities

I have a 2008 that didn't come with ANY conductive paint. Had a ground wire that ran to the single coil cavity. What it was grounded to? No idea.

I've since shielded it.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 04:01 PM
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Re: RG570 and shielding paint in control cavities

I've had a '91 RG 550 since the mid 90's and it always had a slight buzz that I could never identify the source of. Over the years I changed the pickups, jack, pots, switch, every bit of wiring and it was always there. Then I went completely overkill and copper tape shielded every portion of the inside. The buzz went away. So I say go for it!

This is what the inside looks like now, I don't think you'd have to go quite this far but I wasn't messing around.

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